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?!