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biolite wood burning camp stove

Stove and Power Charger in One

Biolite Wood Burning Camp stove. It combines the easy, no propane, wood burning stove and an off grid power charger so you can cook a meal and charge your gadgets at the same time. Using patent-pending thermoelectric technology, the stove converts heat to electricity that charges an internal battery and powers a fan to increase the efficiency of the fire. For an iPhone 4S, with 20 minute charging time of a good fire, you get 60 minutes of talking time with your cell phone. The stove comes with a battery to help kick start the fire so they suggest charging the battery 2-4 hours before leaving. The stove weighs 2 lbs and is 5×8 1/2 inches. Oh yeah, its $129.95 at REI.

Now, one of my favorite spots gets no cell phone reception and that’s why I love it! I love not having my cell phone! Nothing is more foreign to me than talking on your cell in the middle of the forest. I can understand if you are on-call or need to talk and I also understand if you need a GPS or other gadgets! The technology sounds pretty cool though! We have an MSR MicroRocket and we love it- the propane last a few trips too so that doesn’t bug us. And it boils water super fast so I have mixed feelings but that’s just me. What do you think about the BioLite Stove?!