Is there uh
Any evidence that the firebug can do this? Because otherwise, no.
Uh, no. Nobody lives in the woods for good reason.
Most Rhino Beetles in the Holos are not exactly speed demons, so this isn't much of a disqualification. Maybe he could be trying to get in?
Barter and currency aren't the same thing. Yes, there'd no doubt be some system of barter in place, but there'd probably be some form of currency as well.