This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices

    November 7, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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What’s 5×8 inches, a little over two pounds, and can charge your iPhone while also cooking your bacon? The BioLite CampStove, of course.

For just $129 you can purchase this first-world camping accessory that lets you stay connected to the modern world while also allowing you to stay green.

“Using BioLite’s patent-pending thermoelectric technology, BioLite Stoves convert heat to electricity that powers a fan to make the fire ultra-efficient. Extra electricity can be used to charge small electronics like mobile phones and LED lights,” says the company.

According to BioLite, the CampStove needs about 1.6oz of wood to boil one liter of water – and that will take about 4.5 minutes depending on the fire’s intensity. For an iPhone 4S, the device can provide an hour of talk time in 20 minutes of charging.

Camping +1.

Apparently, camping isn’t the only scenario where this gadget could come in handy.

“The CampStove isn’t just for camping; it’s great to have on hand when the power goes out in a storm or other natural disasters. You’ll be able to cook and keep electronics charged while power lines are down,” says BioLite.

With Hurricane Sandy serving as a reminder that Mother Nature is one undiscriminating, unforgiving mama, it never hurts to have more options out there for alternative power.

Camp Stove device charger

[via Business Insider]

  • Andrew

    Just awful… it’s called camping, not stay connected to the modern world. Severely disappointed.

    • Geesus

      what if you were lost with no battery power left?

  • Will

    Kickass nothing better than tunes by the fire

  • http://www.keepapet.com Nora

    So sad! The reason why people go out for camping are to enjoy the Natures and not the gadgets!

  • pandatoast

    something i would have for an Apocalypse

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  • http://www.hypercompuglobalmeganet.com hank_scorpio

    I think it’s a fantastic idea. Another good addition would be a solar panel to capture the light and convert that to energy too.

    I’m all for being one with nature, but this isn’t a wifi hotspot – it’s for keeping your gadgets battery powered for emergencies. Nothing wrong with that.

  • Laird Waller

    I have used this product while on a trip with three others in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota and it works amazing. Everything that we used for fuel was completely burned for all its worth, there was very little ash left and the heat it produces is amazing for the size of it. We had to eat dehydrated or military food packs for six days and we relied on this to cook it all. I recommend this for anyone who goes on long camping trips and needs the least amount of weight compared to other products it is also very easy to put back in the collapsed form once you get the hang of it.