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Greenheat Gel Firestarter - Organic Ethanol Fire startrer

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Reviewing Greenheat Gel Firestarters

A quick look at the Swedish Firesteel & Greenheat Gel

There are 12 Gel Packets in a box. The gel is completely organic and non-toxic, its burns cleanly with no smoke or odour, its a blue flame which dosen't blacken cooking equipment. The sachet is also designed to be burned all with no damaged to the enviroment. Here's what the packets look like (click on the packet to take a closer look):

greenheat-gel-packet-back greenheat-gel-packet-front
Click on the packet to enlarge the image.

Each packet contains 35ml of Gel, weighing in at 30 grams per sachet.

A note about the length of burn: The box says 1 sachet will last approxmiatly 20mins. You can make one sachet last 2mins or well over 20mins, its all a matter of how you burn it. For example if you were to spread the gel over the area the size of say a small frying-pan and then light it, it would burn strong and widely lasting around 3mins, but if you took the same 35ml sachet and squeezed it into a container with a 6cm diameter this allows for a slower controlled burn of which I tested and it lasted for 33mins! A big difference between the two times. Its primarily a good firestarter but it can be used to cook on.

greenheat-gel-boxYou can find Greenheat Gel in many outdoors stores, I find that Ronnie Sunshines have a very reasonable price of just £3.99 thats just 33p a packet.



Comments (5)
5 Thursday, 23 June 2011 17:17
Bob kirk
i wonder how this would get on in my "swiss volcano" as im tired of scrubbing off the black stuff, and with time will compromise the integrity of the aluminium
4 Thursday, 28 January 2010 13:50
paul neale
this is a good product,i have these stored away in my emergency rations a home.they work well instead of hexamin but you need a platform as they will obviously just drip through the bottom holes of your cooker.
3 Monday, 09 November 2009 14:23
cool i am getting that
2 Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:52
clint walker
gave it a try and liked it . Much better than pyropac . I made a small 2 part cooker put of meat tins and use it to boil water in army canteen cup. worked great. I normally use a Trangia with grain alcohol. The green heat takes up little space and is a good back up for a quick brew . I use an army decon container that holds 6 sachets and clips to side of mess pouch. Thumbs up from across the pond.
1 Wednesday, 07 October 2009 04:31
clint walker
just ordered case of green heat from BCB will give a try. Have been using pyropacs but they leave lots of residue and the sachet is foil lined , so I still have to pack them out with the rest of the trash. Had a time trying to find it here in the states. The BCB store in Texas carries it , just wasnt posted on their web site yet. Looking foward to giving it a try.

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