Emergency Fuel Buckets

$ 39.99

Fire is only superseded as a must have item in any emergency situation by clean air, water and shelter. You can get to food if you are hydrated, warm and able to breathe.  Have you ever wondered how you are going to boil water or cook your food or heat your shelter in an emergency without power? Instafire Emergency Fuel solves this problem.  

Our Emergency Fuel Buckets contain enough Instafire to cook about 80 meals.  

It can be stored virtually anywhere, including your basement or storage room.  It also can be stored right next to food without your food taking on the taste of your fuel (leaching).  Place it in one pile and make sure your pot or pan is elevated approximately one to 3 inches above the flame.  1 cup will burn for 20 – 30 minutes with occasional stirring.


  • Lights wet wood (Burns at 1000 degrees)
  • 1 cup of Instafire will boil 4 cups of water in about 10 minutes
  • Water resistant in harsh weather conditions
  • 3 second light time
  • Sustains winds up to 20-30MPH once lit
  • Safe to store near food

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Instafire?

InstaFire is a patented blend of volcanic rock, wood pellets, and paraffin wax. This patented formula is what makes InstaFire water resistant for use in even the most severe weather such as rain, snow or high winds. Anytime, anywhere, a fire is needed Instafire provides a safe, clean, environmentally friendly way to start a fire. Have you ever tried to light wood that has been rained or snow on? It can be difficult. InstaFire solves this issue as it burns at nearly 1000 degrees and will dry out your wet wood. If you ever light a fire, need a fire, cook with fire, or start charcoal, then you need InstaFire. InstaFire was designed as an emergency fire starter.

How fast does it light?

Instafire has a light time of ½ to1 second, depending on the humidity and type of match or lighter used it can take up to 3 seconds. It will light similar to lighting an ordinary candle and slowly build in intensity.

What is Instafire used for?

If you ever light a fire, need a fire, cook with fire, or start charcoal, then you need Instafire. Instafire was designed as an emergency fire starter. If you are back packing, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, survival, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, skiing, mountain climbing, four wheeling, any thing to do with the outdoors or in your fireplace, take InstaFire with you so you know you can have a fire in virtually any condition.

How much fire does it produce?

½ cup (the amount in 1 single use pouch) of InstaFire produces a 8-10 inch high flame for 10-15 minutes depending on conditions. If you need a longer burn time, simply add more Instafire.

Can I light Instafire with a magnesium striker?

Yes, InstaFire normally requires a heat source of higher than 425 degrees like a match or a lighter, however if you scrape off a little of the magnesium then spark it – the magnesium will light and then light the Instafire.

Can I use Instafire in my fireplace or wood burning stove?

Yes, InstaFire is so safe, you can use it in your fireplace and wood stove. It will light similar to a candle with no flareups and gradually grow in intensity. It will easily dry out wet wood and create the proper draw up the chimney or flue.

Is Instafire dangerous - Will it explode?

InstaFire is NOT a combustible, therefore there is no explosive hazard, due to the wax substance it is recommended that Instafire be kept in a cool dry place or the wax will melt above 150 degrees.

Will Instafire boil water & can I cook with it?

Yes, ½ cup of InstaFire will boil 2 cups of water in 15 minutes or less. Recommend using a lid on your pot for a faster boil. It is also safe to cook food and 1 cup of InstaFire will burn for 20 – 30 minutes, with occasionally stirring, and burn at nearly 1000 degrees. Just allow proper ventilation to flame.