Unlike cubes or fuel-based lighters, this fire starter is made from recycled wood, volcanic rock, and a new, patented blend of food-grade paraffin wax. Leftover ash serves as a natural fertilizer. No lighter fluids or starters needed. Naturally insulated to burn directly on top of water, sleet, snow, ice or anywhere else. Once lit, will sustain winds up to 30 mph and burns up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Long burn time, 25 minutes per pouch. Burns “green”. Environmentally friendly alternative to slow-to-burn fire cubes, blocks, or cheap, toxic fluid. Works in wood burning stoves and fire pits. Will light your wet wood, and actually floats on water. No risk of unexpected fires or flare-ups. 30 year shelf life and stores safely near food, pets and children. One of the top emergency preparedness accessories to keep on hand.