Utility Flame gel 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 up to 10,000 feet of elevation. Utility Flame is non-toxic and safe for the environment. Its only byproducts are carbon dioxide, water and sand. The Utility Flame kit comes with an ultralight 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 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. The problem was how can you get a safe hot beverage and a heated entree' at the same time, at a reasonable cost? How do you easily and safely get hot water available in the field? Where do you get hot water for personal hygiene? It was designed and developed to provide an efficient heat source. It is safe, stable, odorless, smokeless, non restrictive, economical, non toxic and environment friendly (leaves only a sand residue). This energy source was developed to heat your beverage and entree' at the same time in less than eight minutes, and to continue boiling to achieve purified water in the field. It burns on any surface, and has an unlimited shelf life. Utility Flame portable fire gel is light, inexpensive, safe to transport by aircraft and extremely versatile. Its uses include: Boil water. Provide emergency sterilization. Make hot MREs. Reconstitute freeze dried foods. Heat a cup of coffee. Dry wet clothing. Start a camp fire. It can be used as a heat source in virtually any environment and situation. Utility Flame portable fire gel is an important tool for numerous applications including: Military. Emergency Management Agencies. Disaster Responders such as Red Cross/Red Crescent. NGOs, Relief Organizations. Outdoor/Recreational (Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Extreme Expeditions, Safari). Home use as a starter fuel for portable fireplaces, barbeques and portable fire pits, or in home emergencies (storms, loss of electricity).