Thank you so much for making Instafire. It takes all the work out of making an excellent fire, whether you are camping
in the rain or starting the wood stove on a cold Alaska morning. This stuff is amazing!
I have been using instafire for about 2 years. A local fireplace store gave me a couple of sample packets, and I used one
to start a morning camp fire. The wood was a bit wet, so I thought the fire would probably go out, and I would have to
babysit the flames. To my surprise, the instafire just kept burning, and it seemed to be getting hotter and drying out the
wood. The instafire got the wood burning good, and I was able to add more wet wood on top to keep everything going.
After finding out how great this stuff is, I went back to the store to find out they were not carrying instafire any more. So,
I went directly to your excellent website, and ordered a 4 gallon bucket. I was very surprised that you didn’t charge for
shipping. I was also surprised that it could be shipped by air. Any other fire starter has to be shipped by ground.
I gave out little bags of instafire to friends to let them experience the ease of use. One of them told me his dog ate the instafire!
I asked if there was any side effects, and he said the dog didn’t skip a beat. So, somehow it is nutritional, too.
I have just ordered 2-4 gallon buckets of fire starter and a box of instafire packets so I can give them out to friends. I
want to help them make good fires.
Thank you again for making this great fire starter.
“This is a great product — I've seen it cook a full hot breakfast of sausage, hashbrowns, eggs, and tortillas using nothing but Insta-Fire as the heat source in the middle of winter in a parking lot. In preparing for a disaster — I recommend Insta-Fire as on of the top 50 items to be put in a emergency "grab and go bag"
Maralin Y. Hoff " Earthquake Lady" Division of Homeland Security
"Having been an avid camper for years, there are very few products I have found to be dependable and reliable. Far to often you have a product that might work as advised but then the company goes under and you cant reorder essential components. Times you have a product that worked 2 weeks ago but maybe got damp over night or sitting in my truck and now fails unexpectedly. Below is my story with your product;
In hindsight I was going into area I frequent but never this far north. I figured an extra few hours of hiking could get me closer to a stream where I could do some fishing. Locally we have had a lot of flooding as of late, which has diminished the amount of people usually out camping and also washed out and tree blocked some established trails. Inevitably, I got turned around relying on trails I had never used before and found myself In a situation where I was unsure of my location.
Several attempts to start fire conventional ways did not work for me, the ground was too damp and my fires eventually drew themselves cold. I had a very hard time getting any brush I could gather to dry because my fires were low and didn't last long. Ill admit, as it got dark, drew I was concerned for my safety as it was getting cold and I had no fire, I had exhausted sunlight with my solar starter and used most all my matches in a haste to start one.
While going through my supplies, in the bottom of my bag, over a year old was a baggie of your instafire. I had a co worker give it to me to try, it got shuffled around for god knows how long went out on many trips. This bag had zero chance of not getting wet , smashed and dropped time and time again. It was nothing more than a scoop of your product in a sandwich bag, I had no directions just a whim in a bag with a ton of desperation!
I had no idea how to use the product or if a standard match would work. I put it in a pile and it lit to a slow flame, which I originally assumed meant it was expired or drawing cold. I applied some tinder I had, and your product took it right up, the 20 to 25 minutes of flame it provided allowed me to sustain drying off and getting firewood dry enough to hold through most of the night.I spare you the dramatics, sure anything can happen and this is far from a "life saving" story. The fact of the matter is you prevented the "anything". It goes far beyond being dependable, the fact it was easy and one component is perfect.. Being a guy that goes out by himself for the weekend your product definably improved my level of comfort and safety and turned me into a customer for life."
"I belong to a snowmobile club in Canada. We were out on a ride with several others in the party. We were in a familiar area where we ride often. We went down into a ravine and one of the sleds got stuck. As we were trying to get the sled out a blizzard came up. We were in trouble. We couldn't see to get out safely. We tried everything we could think of to get a fire going. We even talked of burning the seats of the sleds to have a fire. I remembered my brother in law had given me some of your product in a baggy. We tamped down the snow to create a base, shielded the wind, lit it, broke off some dead limbs, and in driving wind and snow, Emergency fuel stayed lit, got the other wood going, and kept us warm for a couple of hours while we waited out the storm. Thanks for such an awesome product that saved us in a very bad situation."
"When we have the major earthquake in Utah we will be without power for at least 5 months. This is a great heat source that is controllable I will now put this in all of my presentations to store for the inevitable disasters that are coming."
Tim Wolfe — Disaster Advisor to President Regan and one of the foremost authorities on disaster.
"As we roll out this new product we call 'Volcano Rock' — I see it as one of the leading accessories we sell for many years. It is the perfect companion to the Volcano cookstove."
David Porter / President — Volcano Corp.
"I saw Insta–Fire for the first time on Thanksgiving day while shooting skeet on a cold morning in Utah. I thought this stuff was kitty litter and when it was lit, I was mesmerized by its diverse capacities. Easy to light, even flame throughout a longevity of actual fire. Also it's great storing capacity of over 30 years. This is an amazing product. I feel like a caveman seeing fire for the first time."
Ed Palubinskas — NBA shooting coach
"Look this product burns on the snow — I think I am the first one to cook a hotdog sitting in a chair in the snow, this stuff is amazing!"
H. Kent Rappleye — IDOS (International Dutch Oven Society) President
"I have access to virtually every fire starter know to man through the Canadian Military but I have never found one that has all of the properties of this one. Our troops can cook an MRE or we can start another fire in even the worst of conditions, and we see them all. Out in the field many times we don’t know who the enemy is and if we hear a noise, we have to be able to put the fire out fast. With InstaFire we can be cooking our meal and if need be simply suffocate the fire and it is out with no smoke."
William B. – Canadian Special Forces