About InstaFire

Insta-Fire can be used as a fire starter, but it is so much more. InstaFire is a patented, water-resistant blend of volcanic rock, wood pellets, and paraffin wax. It lights like a candle with no flare-ups and gradually grows in intensity. InstaFire lights with a match, lighter, magnesium striker, or any other heat source of higher than 425 degrees.

Use it as a fire starter or fuel source for emergency cooking and heating.

What devices can InstaFire fuel?


InstaFire can be used in your fireplace and wood-burning stove with proper ventilation. It can also be used as a stand-alone fire source, with one cup burning for 30 minutes.


It can be used with any camp stove or grill (like a volcano grill) as a fire starter (for briquettes, etc.) or stand-alone fire source. It can be used inside a #10 can stove, open fire pit, or directly on the ground and even in the snow.

Product amount to burn time
  • ½ cup produces an 8-10-inch-high flame for 10-15 minutes
  • 1 cup will burn for 20–30 minutes, with occasionally stirring, and burn at nearly 1000 degrees. Just allow proper ventilation to flame.
  • One cup will boil 2 cups of water in 10 minutes.
  • If you need a longer burn time, simply add more InstaFire.
  • 1 month supply (3 meals per day): about one 5-gallon bucket (1 cup used per meal)
How InstaFire is sold

It is available in packets and a variety of storage containers including 2-gallon bucket, 5 gallon bucket and 55-gallon drums. You can purchase InstaFire from their website and on Amazon.

  • Safe to cook food.
  • It will also provide enough fuel to cook even the toughest of meals.
  • It will easily dry out wet wood and create the proper draw up the chimney or flue.
  • NOT combustible, no explosive hazard
  • Is all natural and has no harmful chemicals.
  • It will not taint your food or grill- safe to use with ceramic grills.
  • Will still work if it gets wet - it will even float and burn right on water
  • InstaFire needs to be shielded from wind for 20 to 30 seconds when you first light it. However, once lit, it will burn in winds in upwards of 30 MPH.
Use Requirements
  • Insta-Fire has no harmful chemicals and can be used both indoors and out, depending upon its use. Outdoors, it’s great for kindling both wood (wet or dry) and charcoal briquettes.
  • For indoor and outdoor use.
Storage Conditions
  • A cool dry place is the best, but it can be stored anywhere that is less than 150 degrees.
  • At 160 degrees the paraffin in it will start to melt.
  • Can be stored anywhere indoors or out.
Shelf Life

Long-term storage is estimated at approximately 30 years.