Do you want to cook dinner and charge electronics anywhere when you’re camping, with just a handful of kindling? You do? Ok, let us introduce you to the BioLite Camping Stove.
If you haven’t heard of the BioLite Stove we guarantee you will soon. Here’s a review we published. It’s truly one of the most innovative camping products we’ve seen in years. In fact we think its right up there with solar technology! We also believe it’s going to change the face of renewable energy for camping, as not only is it incredibly clever but it’s affordable too.
So why are we so impressed? Well, because it’s a camp stove that burns hot and clean while using very little fuel and charges your gadgets at the same time, all while reducing your carbon footprint.
Yes, you did read that correctly… it does actually charge your gadgets while you cook your dinner!
Wow! Ok… take a breath… calm down… yes it is exciting isn’t it… but we haven’t told you the best bit yet!
It generates clean heat, clean energy and has been developed both as a camping and home stove to help save millions of lives tragically lost through smoke inhalation each year and contributing towards climate change. The design cuts smoke emissions by up to 95% and CO2 by 91% while simultaneously providing users with the capability to charge mobile phones and LED lights.
The BioLite team explain:
Open wood fires are inefficient, wasting potential energy and creating toxic smoke due to incomplete combustion. Carefully designed stoves that use fans to blow air into the fire can dramatically improve combustion. However, such stoves require small amounts of electricity to power their fans and most people who cook on wood are without grid or battery access.
BioLite stoves solve this problem by converting a fraction of the fire’s thermal energy into electricity to power our combustion improvement system. Excess electricity is made available to users for charging small electronic devices such as mobile phones, LED lights, GPS and many others.
So don’t simply think about what the BioLite Stove can do for you as a camper… think about what it can do for the world!
YES IT’S THAT BIG!
Ok, here are the (fantastic) details:
- Powers most USB-chargeable devices including smartphones, LED lights, GPS and many others.
- Fast to boil.
- Lights quickly and easily.
- Burns sticks, pine cones, pellets and other biomass.
- Folds for easy packing.
- Packed size: 8.25 x 5″.
- Weight: 2 Lbs 1 oz / 935 grams.
- MSRP $129 circ £80
Have a look at this information video from BioLite about the technology and how and why the idea was formed to create it.
UPDATE: Take a look at this useful video about how well it works.