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Fire Dragon Fuel Packs

Fire Dragon Fuel Packs

Fire Dragon solid fuel has been developed as a “cleaner, greener and safer” environmentally friendly solid fuel that is easy to transport, easy to light and usable in confined spaces. Each 27g block of Fire Dragon fuel is sealed in recyclable packaging and is easy to store and handle, safe to store with food products and is safe to air transport.  The Fire Dragon fuel is safe to handle and can be used as a hand sterilizer as well as a fuel for a variety of cookers, as a fire starter or BBQ lighter.

Made in the UK from a natural and sustainable biofuel (denatured ethanol plus a polymer solidifier, sodium stearate and bitrex taste aversion agent) the blocks are non-toxic and odourless when burnt and although leaving a tarry deposit in the cooker, produce little smoke and very little visible flame.

Lighting Up

Easy to light with a match, lighter or the sparks from a firesteel, each block burns for about 8 minutes, or 2 blocks together for about 12 minutes and will catch fire even after being soaked in water.  The blocks can be blown out (if you have strong lungs) or doused with water, but as they liquefy when burning, when the fuel is liquefied it will solidify within a few minutes of the fuel being extinguished and can be re-ignited and/or scraped off and placed in a container (poly bag) for future use. Blocks can be reignited for later use if you are not moving on. If you cut a block in half and store the unused portion in a sealed poly bag, you could get a brew going without wasting fuel, even on the move.

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The need for a spirited effort to blow out the fuel is a sign that it is burning well and blowing out similar alternative fuels also requires healthy lungs.

In my testing of the Fire Dragon fuel blocks I set them to boil 0.5L of cold water, using the BCB Crusader cooking system, on a warm, damp morning with next to no breeze, in a sheltered spot under some trees. Using single Fire Dragon blocks, the water got hot, but not boiling, in the 8 minutes that the block lasted, but refuelling with a second block had the water boiling after another 2 minutes. Using 2 blocks at once had the water boiling after about 5 minutes. Whether I used or did not use the plastic Crusader cup lid seemed not to affect boiling times. * (See note below)

Using a “control” of a single Green Heat Fire Gel sachet had 0.5L of cold water up to boiling in approx 12 minutes.

All in all I like the Fire Dragon fuel as it has proven clean, non-toxic, easy to use and environmentally friendly, but I would have preferred slightly larger blocks to ensure a good quick boil from each block.

All in all I like the Fire Dragon fuel as it has proven clean, non-toxic, easy to use and environmentally friendly, but I would have preferred slightly larger blocks to ensure a good quick boil from each block.

*Note: The advertised boil time is achieved with the NEW Fire Dragon Cooker which I didn’t use but will soon be on the market.

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