Biolite's Electricity Generating Wood Burning Camping Stove is heavier than a normal stove but you don't have to carry fuel or any solar gizmos, add that all up and it could seem pretty light. Make sure you are going somewhere where fuel is plentiful and dry though.
Our stoves cook your meals with nothing but the twigs you collect on your journey eliminating the need for heavy expensive petroleum gas. Quick to light fast to boil and easy to use. By converting heat from the fire into usable electricity our stoves will recharge your phones lights and other gadgets while you cook dinner. Unlike solar BioLite CampStove is a true on-demand source. By using renewable resources for fuel instead of petroleum you`re reducing your carbon footprint. You`ll also keep fuel canisters out of the landfill.
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. We`re using the same technology inside the CampStove to bring clean safe energy access to families across the developing world. Like a campfire you can sit around the CampStove and watch the flames dance as you roast marshmallows and tell stories with friends.
Biolite were the first to market with a stove that can also charge your electronic devices, and it was made famous during the New York blackout where thousands of devices were used to keep mobile phones charged and ensuring people remained in contact.
This method of charging your devices may be much better than solar if the sun is unreliable - solar energy is notoriously inefficient if there's a hint of cloud - whereas this method can be carried out in the dark or in the rain - providing you have enough fuel for the stove.
Practically speaking this is a heavy stove and it would only be a lightweight option on really long trips where the gas you don't need to carry outweighs the additional weight of the stove. If you need its charging capability though you are then saving additional weight on batteries or solar cells, depending on the nature of your trip - it could work out weight efficient.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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