Utility flame

Utility Flame is light, inexpensive, safe to transport by aircraft and extremely versatile. Its uses are unlimited – it will boil water, provide emergency sterilization, make hot MREs, reconstitute freeze dried foods, heat a cup of coffee, dry wet clothing, provide warmth and start a campfire. It can be used as a heat source in virtually any environment and situation. We believe that Utility Flame is an important tool for numerous applications in unlimited situations, such as those experienced .

  • Worldwide Militaries
  • Disaster Responders
  • Human Aid & Relief Organizations
  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Survivalists
  • In individual Emergency kits for storms, winter travel or loss of
    electricity
  • Home Use as a starter fuel for fireplaces, barbeques and fire
    pits

Range of use

Utility Flame™ is a heat source system developed by military experts with the needs of soldiers in mind. The system is based on a proprietary gel that burns hot and clean, with no smoke or fumes. Utility Flame™ will not freeze or melt, and it burns well at high altitude. Utility Flame™ is non-toxic and safe for the environment. Its only by-products are carbon dioxide, water and silica sand.
The Utility Flame™ kit comes with an ultra light metal stove that, when easily unfolded creates a convection flow that funnels the heat where it’s needed, while shielding the faint blue flame from enemy eyes.
When set up, the stove is the perfect size to fit a standard issue canteen cup. Alternately, a pot and its contents weighing up to 1.3kg can be set on top.
Unlike the FRH, Utility Flame™ can be used to boil water, dry wet clothing, or start an open fire. And because the gel is smokeless and burns so clean, the flame is almost impossible to see — a clear advantage on the battlefield.

Utility Flame™ is a heat source system developed by military experts with the needs of soldiers in mind. The system is based on a proprietary gel that burns hot and clean, with no smoke or fumes. Utility Flame™ will not freeze or melt, and it burns well at high altitude. Utility Flame™ is non-toxic and safe for the environment. Its only by-products are carbon dioxide, water and silica sand.
The Utility Flame™ kit comes with an ultra light metal stove that, when easily unfolded creates a convection flow that funnels the heat where it’s needed, while shielding the faint blue flame from enemy eyes.
When set up, the stove is the perfect size to fit a standard issue canteen cup. Alternately, a pot and its contents weighing up to 1.3kg can be set on top.
Unlike the FRH, Utility Flame™ can be used to boil water, dry wet clothing, or start an open fire. And because the gel is smokeless and burns so clean, the flame is almost impossible to see — a clear advantage on the battlefield.

Enjoy Utility Flame™ is a heat source system developed by military experts with the needs of soldiers in mind. The system is based on a proprietary gel that burns hot and clean, with no smoke or fumes. Utility Flame™ will not freeze or melt, and it burns well at high altitude. Utility Flame™ is non-toxic and safe for the environment. Its only by-products are carbon dioxide, water and silica sand. The Utility Flame™ kit comes with an ultra light metal stove that, when easily unfolded creates a convection flow that funnels the heat where it’s needed, while shielding the faint blue flame from enemy eyes. When set up, the stove is the perfect size to fit a standard issue canteen cup. Alternately, a pot and its contents weighing up to 1.3kg can be set on top. Unlike the FRH, Utility Flame™ can be used to boil water, dry wet clothing, or start an open fire. And because the gel is smokeless and burns so clean, the flame is almost impossible to see — a clear advantage on the battlefield.o.

Uses and specification

Heat entrees and cook indigenous foods

Provide heat for tents and other enclosed spaces

Boil water for hot beverages and hygiene

Cook anywhere for picnic or BBQ

Start a campfire with wet wood

Gives off high temperature flame for emergency sterilization.

Does not evaporate Burns hot with high BTU output (737°C)

Does not freeze Burns at 5000+m elevation

Does not melt Burns at -30°C

Smokeless Not explosive (high ignition — flash point 151°C)

Odorless Zero vapor pressure

Non-toxic Unlimited shelf life; does not deteriorate after air exposure

Water soluble Washes off with water

No transport restrictions Easy to contain and/or package in any kind of container

Not a hazmat — no EPA restrictions

Green” product Byproducts are carbon dioxide, water, silica sand


Cold weather application

If the outside temperature is below freezing, a soldier may do without warm food or a hot drink if using a FRH. The average altitude of Afghanistan, for example, is 1500 m and it is often below freezing in the mountains.   However, Utility Flame™ does not freeze. A single Utility Flame™ packet has proved its usefulness in cold conditions by heating two cups of snow to boiling water, and then fully heating the MRE entree. In comparison, the FRH takes 10 to 15 minutes to raise the temperature of an entree only 37°C above ambient temperature. (The test was conducted at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School).
The Meal Cold Weather and Food Packet Long Range Patrol (MCW/LRP) are designed to meet the Joint Service requirements of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Army Special Operations Forces (SOF). These rations are designed for extreme cold environments. They require boiling water to reconstitute the meal and beverage but have no FRH heaters.
A single Utility Flame™ packet provides sufficient heat to boil the water requirement for the LRP, while the MCW requires multiple small packets (or a single large packet) for its full use.