It may come as a surprise to some that campfires do in fact cause air pollution. When wood burns, it releases various compounds - including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, benzene, and many other potentially toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For those who are trying to minimize their carbon footprint, then you are likely aware of just how much carbon dioxide is also created when wood is burned. The National Science Foundation published a study that estimates that U.S. fires release about 290 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, the equivalent of 4 to 6 percent of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning. This is a problem that many environmentalists are trying to find an answer to and a solution for. The act of getting close to nature has oftentimes been synonymous with campfires, however if you are looking for ways to alleviate the need to burn one, then we have a solution for you.
The most obvious problem with choosing not to make a fire on your camping or hiking trip is how to heat up your meals. You deserve to have a hot meal & that does not have to mean a campfire along the way. How is this possible? OMEALS are self-heating and ready to eat meals that don't require any outside flame! In fact, no fire or electricity is used at all. Our technology and heating elements take any non-flammable liquid that you have on hand and use it to self heat the package. The result is steam - not smoke. You will have a hot and delicious meal within minutes without the typical air pollution caused by traditional stoves and fires.
Reducing Air Pollution with OMEALS
- October 14, 2019
- 2 min read