In order to use the logs that I purchased form my fireplace, I have to have gel fuel. I purchased the log set last year to be used over the winter and purchased the gel fuel with them. When I wanted to purchase more fuel I found that there was only one place to buy them and they were overpriced. I was very glad to find them available at a considerably lower price from Overstock.com. I really enjoy the log set and the ease of using the gel fuel. Since a member of my family has asthma, it is not possible to burn wood logs in the fireplace. I've found the alternative to be very enjoyable.