• Use InstaFire in your fireplace, wood stove or fire pit. Just pour into a pile and light it, then place wood over the top
• Lighting and drying wet wood. Burning at nearly 1000 degrees, InstaFire will dry out and light wet wood
• Lighting a campfire has never been so easy. Pour out pouch, light it, place dead wood over the top
• Use with a charcoal chimney and no ash blowing away when you dump the coals
• Use it to start your charcoal in your grill like your Weber or Charbroil up to 75 briquettes
• InstaFire has no harmful chemicals, so use it with your Big Green Egg, Primo or
Kamado Joe type ceramic grills
• Use it to light briquettes using an outdoor grill at the park
• 1 cup will burn for 20 to 30 min. with periodic stirring.
In an emergency you will most likely need to boil water, cook your food and heat your shelter. Proper ventilation is always necessary. Listed below are several fuel alternatives.
One cup of InstaFire will boil 2 cups of water in 10 minutes. It will light 75 briquettes in 10 minutes. It will also provide enough fuel to cook even the toughest of meals. It can also be used as a stand alone fire with 1 cup burning for approximately 20 to 30 minutes with occasional stirring. It is available in a variety of storage containers including 2 gallon bucket, 5 gallon bucket and 55 gallon drums. Long term storage is estimated at approximately 30 years.
Raw, dry wood is a very good source of fuel especially when used in conjunction with InstaFire. Wood often becomes wet and unusable in a disaster. (Click here to see how to use InstaFire to light even wet wood). In rural areas wood may be readily available at a relatively low cost. Local permits may be necessary. In urban areas wood may not be as readily available and storage areas are limited. Be cautious when burning “used” wood that has a finish on it i.e. furniture & flooring, as it may contain deadly toxins.
Available in several sizes ranging from 1 pound to very large containers and is a good source for both heat and cooking. However, most containers have a “use by date” and therefore are not recommended for long term storage. An additional propane heater or stove is required. Storage restrictions generally apply due to its explosive nature. Check with your local fire department for storage restrictions in your area.
As with propane, a variety of storage tanks are used. Kerosene and Heating oil are good sources of heat for heating your shelter but generally not used for cooking. Also, as with other fuels i.e. propane and gasoline, storage restrictions may apply. Check with your local fire department for storage restrictions in your area.
Coal can be good source of heat and can be stored for a long period of time if kept dry. Generally messy to store, must be kept dry, proper ventilation is a must and can be hard to light unless used with InstaFire. Charcoal briquettes are a good source of fuel to cook but because it omits carbon monoxide it must be used outdoors. (Click here for a demonstration to light charcoal briquettes).