Prepare for Hurricane Season (or Any Other Emergency Situation) With BioFuel.

3 Ways to Make Tailgating Easier

Tailgating may look easy but planning the event can be stressful. It is supposed to be fun, but I’m sure the preparation makes that a little difficult at first. Although planning and preparing for a tailgate can be difficult, there are 3 ways to make tailgating easier, so that everyone has a blast.

3 Ways to Make Tailgating Easier

1. Plan Out Each Meal

By planning out each meal, you reap the benefit of easy setup and cleanup. Since tailgating is more of a hang out, drop by, and grab something quick type of event, it may be best to plan mostly finger foods such as wings, hot dogs, or burgers.

2. Use a Reliable, Easy Heat Source

If you do plan on having meals that need to be heated up such as chili or queso for nachos, canned heat would help out a ton. If you keep the food in a throw away chafing dish, you can use BioFuel or any other canned heat to keep it warm.

3. Prep Early

Have fun! Tailgating is meant to be an enjoyable event. Pack and pre-make the food the evening or night before. That way, the day of the event, all you have to worry about is setting up.

If you want warm food to eat during tailgating, choose BioFuel. You’ll be glad you did when you see your family or friends happy to have some warm food.

When it comes to Winter weather, no one knows what the results will be. For that reason, we’ve found that it’s a smart idea to develop a plan and pack supplies for any type of emergency. A lot can happen due to the weather. Keep reading to discover how to prepare your emergency kit for Winter in 3 basic steps. You’ll never be caught unprepared!

1. Research

The best way to begin preparing for an emergency is to know what kind of bad weather can affect the areas you live in or frequent. Take some time to look up risk areas near you. Then, you’ll need to research the supplies that you’ll need during and after the possible situations.

2. Pack Supplies

Once you have evaluated and taken notes about the possible weather results that could possibly occur near you, the next step is to pack emergency supplies. This includes non-perishable foods, first aid kits, tools, and more. If you have children or pets, it is a good idea to also pack simple activities that will keep them busy. You may also want to consider putting similar kits in your vehicles to be extra prepared.

How to Prepare Your Emergency Kit for Winter – Pack This!

  • First aid kit
  • Water
  • Non-perishable foods and food for pets
  • Food accessories: utensils, can opener, stoves, folding pots and pans, and BioFuel Reusable Burner Cans
  • Emergency blankets
  • Weather radio
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Maps
  • Batteries
  • Personal hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Candles and matches
  • Flashlights
  • Tools: adjustable wrench, pliers, pocket knife, Swiss army knife, crowbar, fireman’s ax, shovel
  • Pocket change or cash
  • Emergency contacts list (family, hospitals, insurance)
  • On-the-go activities (kids, pets)

3. Prepare

After purchasing and packing supplies, the last step is to prepare by creating a plan. For families, the responsibilities should be split up. Each person should be assigned a role. Meetings and practice drills also help prepare for Winter weather. During an emergency preparedness meeting with your family, remind them where the emergency kits and supplies are. In addition, practice drills such as fire drills, tornado drills, and more are always a great idea.


No matter how much research you do, it’s not possible to know the exact end results of Winter weather. For that reason, the best way to plan is to prepare for any reasonable possibility. Now that you know how to prepare your emergency kit for Winter, you’re in good shape. Bring on the snow!

When keeping food warm, there are many aspects to consider. You want to make sure you choose a product that will constantly keep your food warm and not let it drop to too low or rise to an unsafe temperature. You also want to consider the flexibility of the product and how you can use it. For that reason, you may be comparing canned heat vs. electric heating pads. So, which is better?

When comparing canned heat vs. electric heating pads, BioFuel is safer and more consistent.

BioFuel may be a small can, but it has a lot of heating power. The small can is actually an added benefit. There is a lesser risk of burning yourself or letting the flame get out of hand. So, how exactly is BioFuel canned heat safer than an electric heating pad? Electric heating pads spread out and allow you to set the dish on top of them. This can be dangerous especially for younger kids who want to have their hands on everything!

On the other hand, if you decide to use BioFuel, there is a smaller risk of burning yourself. The can has two settings. One has a smaller flame that is ideal for heating food, and the other is a slightly larger flame that can be used for cooking. You would place the cans under a chafing dish.

Another reason BioFuel is better than electric heating pads is because of the consistent, steady flame. Products like electric heating pads tend to be inconsistent with heat. It may be really hot in the left corner of the pad, but not as warm on the right side. If you are keeping food warm, you want a steady temperature to prevent the food from being too unsafe to eat due to bacteria.

Today, there are all kinds of different chafing fuels out on the market. There is canned heat that lasts only 2 hours and some that last up to 6 hours. There are canned heat types that are “green” or what consumers like to call “eco-friendly.” All this to say, there are many types of canned heat. However, they all serve relatively the same purpose. Their purpose is to heat or cook food. There are a number of ways to use canned heat.

Canned Heat Types Can Be Used For:

  1. Canned heat is a great accessory to pack when going camping. It is definitely a necessity if you plan on cooking your own food while you are camping or for those cool mornings.
  2. Use them for picnics. If you plan on packing a meal that is pre-cooked instead of taking a sandwich, it is a good idea to pack a few cans. Better safe than sorry!
  3. They are ideal for catering. Canned heat is the perfect for heating up food during a large event.
  4. Keeping canned heat in your emergency preparedness bag is one of the smartest decisions you will ever make. You will be thankful for packing canned heat during an emergency or weather event.

As shown above, these canned heat types are good to keep around for multiple scenarios. Now, it’s just up to you on what type of canned heat you should use.

The one tricky thing about using refillable canned fuels is knowing exactly when to refill the can. You need to know when to add more refill liquid. How can you tell how much BioFuel is left in the can? Of course, the best way to tell that your BioFuel can doesn’t have much liquid left in it is paying attention. Watch the efficiency of the flame that the can is producing. Obviously, if the can just suddenly stops producing a flame, then it is likely time to refill the can.

But Really, How Much BioFuel is Left in the Can?

Another way you can tell how much BioFuel is left in the can is by paying attention to the burn time. Since the BioFuel Reusable Burner Can has two settings thanks to the dual burner lid, the can will last for either five hours of cooking time or seven hours of heating. If the lid is all the way off, then you are using it at its “cooking” setting. If you only take off the small opening of the lid, then that is the “heating” setting.

For example, if you are using a can for catering purposes, and the food and equipment were all set up at 12:30pm, then you can assume that the BioFuel can will last all the way up until 5:30pm. However, most catering events do not last this long. You may want to keep track on paper or even on the can. That’ll let you know how long you used the can each time.

If you are using your BioFuel can for an emergency such as the power going out during a blizzard, then you want to have the can lid open at the “heating” setting. You can assume that the fuel in the can will last seven hours.

Remember to keep multiple BioFuel cans in stock because you cannot refill the can while it is hot. You must always allow the can to cool down before refilling the fuel liquid. It is a good idea to have multiple cans at once, so you can alternate their usage.

BioFuel has an unlimited shelf life. For that reason, it is important to know exactly how to store BioFuel products. Whether you are a catering manager, frequent camper, or emergency preparedness buff, you don’t just want to make sure that you’re storing the reusable burner cans properly. In addition, you want to make certain you’re storing the refill liquid correctly as well. So, how should you store BioFuel?

How Should You Store BioFuel?

Yes, BioFuel consists of non-hazardous, non-flammable material. However, it is not safe to store in a warm place. You want to make sure to store it at least at room temperature. Preferably, you should store BioFuel in a cool, dry environment.

Many consumers make the mistake of storing canned fuels in places such as the attic or outdoor sheds. We do not recommend this method. In order to keep the BioFuel products as efficient as possible, you may want to consider making a place in a pantry, closet, or basement. One caveat: although the above is true, many people recommend keeping canned fuels in your car during the winter months. That way, you’ll have it in case of an emergency.

BioFuel is the perfect reusable burner can to keep in storage for your next catering event, camping adventure, or emergency. Stock up, keep some in storage, and you’ll never be ill-prepared.

The story of why BioFuel was invented isn’t very complicated. However, when you hear the phrase, “necessity begets ingenuity,” you can think of BioFuel. We invented it simply because there was no other product like it. It’s environmentally sound and fuel-efficient.

Why BioFuel Was Invented

The BioFuel team spent time searching for a natural alternative to common canned fuels. You know, the ones that people use for catering, camping, and emergencies. However, we couldn’t find one. Most of the canned fuels that were on the market were made from petroleum-based ingredients. We were more focused on looking for a product that was all natural, refillable and reusable. In addition, it had to be wholly non-hazardous material. Sadly, we never found a fuel that fit perfectly. For that reason, we created our own canned fuel: BioFuel.

BioFuel is a safer, clear, and greener cooking and warming fuel. It is perfect for emergencies, catering, and camping because it can be used indoors or outdoors. Not only does it release less CO2 emissions compared to our competitors, but it is also reusable. All you have to do is purchase the BioFuel All Natural Refill Liquid. Once you do, you’ll never have to throw away another can again. We created the BioFuel Reusable Burner Can for repeated use. In fact, you can use it over and over again. This method not only prevents loads of inexcusable waste, but it also reduces costs.

All of the above aspects definitely make BioFuel unique. However, BioFuel is also unique in another way that separates itself from other canned fuels on the market. We make BioFuel right here in the USA.

We take pride in knowing that BioFuel is a safe and clean product. Because we are the ones making it – and we’ve tested it out. Now, it’s time to try it for yourself.

 

Ever wondered what makes canned fuel last so long in storage? We’ve engineered our canned fuel to have a long shelf life for many reasons. People use it for activities and events that require it to last a long time. For example, using canned fuels for catering events, and with catering, comes loads of preparation. Caterers and their staff host long, demanding events. For that reason, they want to make certain to always keep canned fuel in storage so that they have plenty. Because it’s a necessity in the industry, suppliers of canned fuel make sure that their canned fuel has a long or unlimited shelf life.

So, What Makes Canned Fuel Last So Long?

Most canned fuels can keep a longer shelf life due to the petroleum additives that are used in the cans. However, canned fuels that are made out of all-natural ingredients typically have an unlimited shelf life. This is because the material doesn’t break down as easily unless exposed to oxygen. Most canned fuels on the market can be stored for years – as long as they are sealed and have not been opened.

As mentioned before, this is perfect for catering, but it is also ideal for campers and emergency preparedness. As far as emergency preparedness goes, you want to keep canned fuels in storage. That way, you’ll be ready for any situation that may arise.

Canned fuels are already expected to have a long storage life. However, make sure to keep all of your products that are in storage sealed. If you do, they’ll last as long as you need them to and be there when you need them.

 

Spring is here and that means spending more time outdoors! Spring typically consists of beautiful weather such as sunny days that aren’t too warm. However, this time of year can also mean tornados and hurricanes. Whether it is sunny or stormy outside, turn to BioFuel Reusable Canned Fuel for all your needs. Here are some helpful ideas for using canned fuel as you swing into spring.

3 Ideas for Using Canned Fuel this Spring:

1. Camping

It is officially camping season. If you’re going camping this season, you’ll be smart to use canned fuels for your food preparation. Whether you plan on making a nice dinner or s’mores, make sure you carry BioFuel Canned Fuel as well as the BioFuel Refill Liquid. They’re the perfect accessory for any camping trip.

2. Barbecuing

Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious barbecue meal in the spring or summer? If you plan on hosting a barbecue and will invite your neighbors, friends, and family, BioFuel Canned Fuel may be your best friend. Using chafing dishes along with BioFuel can keep the food warm while everyone is busy catching up, talking, and playing games.

3. Weather/Emergency Preparedness

As stated before, this is also tornado and hurricane season. BioFuel Canned Fuels are the best choice for emergencies during power outages. They have an unlimited shelf life, so that you can always be prepared. They’re also safe to use indoors or outdoors.

For good times and bad times, good weather and bad weather, BioFuel is the canned fuel for you and your situation. Hopefully, these ideas for using canned fuel will help you get started!

 

Whether you are camping, catering, or in the middle of an emergency, the burn time of your canned fuel is essential. Do you hate having to throw away a can and light another one after 2–3 hours of use? You’re not only wasting money, but you are also creating excessive amounts of waste. All of this could be avoidable with the help of BioFuel. Our reusable burner cans and refill heating liquid will solve any canned fuel problem. At this point, you could understandably wonder, “How long does BioFuel last?”

Not only is the BioFuel Reusable Burner Can made out of all-natural ingredients, refillable, and reusable, but it also lasts longer than any canned fuel on the market.

So, Just How Long Does BioFuel Last?

Each can is able to last 5 hours for cooking purposes and 7 hours for heating. This is two times longer than any canned fuel that is currently on the market. Our product doesn’t just last longer, but it also burns hotter.

The BioFuel refill liquid makes the can that much better and easier. If your canned heat runs out of liquid after the five to seven hours, we have a plan. Instead of throwing it out and lighting a new can, you can extinguish any existing flame. Then, let the can cool down and refill it with the 15 oz. refill liquid. One refill bottle is equal to 10 hours of cooking and 15 hours of heating. This is the equivalent of TWO CANS.

That’s not all. We have more good news! Although most canned fuels on the market only have a shelf life of two to three years, the reusable burner can and refill liquid has an unlimited shelf life. While we recommend to use BioFuel within the first five years of storage, it can last for years and years. This means you can stock up on it now and always be prepared for any situation or event.

The burn time of canned fuel makes a huge difference when deciding what kind of canned fuel to purchase for a camping weekend, emergency, or catering event. Let BioFuel be there for you.

 

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