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OR – UtilityFlame

UtilityFlame was originally developed s a firestarter for the military. Unlike the old trioxane that was toxic, UtilityFlame is water soluble, non-hazmat, smokeless and odorless. It’s a gel format that burns hot (blue flame) and can boil water in as little as 3 minutes. Not only that, but it works up to 10,000′ and has a shelf life of 30 years.



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12 Responses to “OR – UtilityFlame”

  1. reader says:

    ” it works up to 10,000?”
    What does the above means? Does it mean it can be resuse up to 10,000 times? Sorry for my low level of understanding

  2. belovedveritas says:

    they mean 10,000′
    as in feet of elevation above sea level.

    • Mr. European says:

      10 000′ = 600 000”
      They used the angle notation for minutes.
      10k minutes… Almost a full week of continuous burn.

  3. veteran says:

    The ‘ after the number means feet in altitude…

  4. Dave the Rave says:

    Sounds like a great product. I use the solid tablets alot when I’m in the sticks. I’ll have to give this gel the “pepsi challenge”.

  5. Mr. European says:

    Shelf life of 30y and can burn continuously for a week…
    And any source of fire can ignite it?

    Combine this with FireSteel and you’d be a veritable pyromancer!

  6. BMoore says:

    Website says shelf life of 6 years… 30 would be great though.

  7. Mr. European says:

    Actually, wait… Does this come as set packets or in a tube?

    “works up to 10 000′” could be interpreted as working up to an altitude of 10 000 feet (if they want to indicate air pressure, why won’t they just say so); or 10 000 minutes ( ‘ as in the angular notation of minute), as in one week of continuous burn.
    If this comes in a tube the latter wouldn’t make any sense at all…
    Can’t help but to feel silly at that…

    But the first option gets me thinking: how do mountain climbers actually prepare their food? Burners won’t work under a certain pressure (or in short-hand altitude), so wouldn’t some electrical, chemical or self-contained heaters be used for that? Or would they stick to dried goods?