BioLite Camp Stove
An unlimited supply of power fuelled by sticks you collect on the trail.
A truly groundbreaking product – the BioLite Camp Stove turns everything you thought you knew about stoves on its head…
The dilemma of getting away from it all
Hiking is great and camping is fun – I think pretty much everyone agrees on that. If only it involved a little bit more of those nice home comforts that we’re so used to.
And we don’t mean slouching on a couch in front of the telly. But a nice cup of tea with a chocolate biscuit would be nice after climbing Ben Nevis.
And while we’re there we’d also love to take some snaps and show them off on Facebook, except our phone died… Oh well.
Meet The BioLite Camp Stove
An introduction to the camp stove by the good folks at Biolite.
Luckily there are brainy people in the world who think just like we do – and even a little further.
Not only have they come up with an excellent portable camping stove that boils a litre of water in just four minutes but they have also added an USB port to the gadget so that you can charge your phone.
And all this is eco-friendly – no gas, propane or flammable liquid needed!
Just add sticks and light up
Converts heat to electricity that powers a fan to make the fire super efficient.
How does it work?
It’s very easy to light and once you get the fire going you can boil water or warm your food super-fast. Or you can just use it as a campfire and not worry about creating fire-hazard. In any case the best thing about it is that not a single ounce of energy gets lost in the process.
All the heat is converted into electricity, using a thermoelectric generator which gives power to a fan creating airflow for a better combustion. The extra energy powers an USB port where you can plug your phone, camera, lights, TomTom or iPod and get it properly charged!
Adding The Biolite Camp Grill
There’s also one very useful addition to the BioLite camp stove – the BioLite Grill!
Fry sausages round the campfire, cook a fish or any other kind of meal that takes your fancy – the BioLite grill turns your stove into a portable grilling machine.
Check out the instruction video below for a better idea of how to grill with it.
BioLite Camp Grill
Turns your BioLite camp stove into a highly capable grilling machine
BioLite Camp Grill Instruction Video
How to get the most out of your BioLite camping grill
Why is it good?
Fuel is expensive and it’s bad for the environment. The last thing you want while camping is to breathe in more fumes – we get enough of that in the city! You’re not adding to the carbon footprint and you’re helping to keep our countryside clean.
Watch a BioLite Camp Stove Review
Be surprised at how so many sticks leave such a small amount of ash.
But it’s not just meant for happy campers. You can also use it in your allotment plot, in your summer house or bothie. You can take it with you on a sailboat. Heck, you can even use it when the power goes out during the storm or flood. Or when the next Maya calendar end-of-the-world date should suddenly hit us. Not only are you well provided with warm meals but also you can keep your electronics charged!
Plus – the same technology is used by BioLite to give access to clean and safe energy in the developing world.
And if you’re still not convinced yet, the stove won three awards in 2012 – Tech Awards, Innovation by Design Awards and OWPG Derryck Draper Award.
BioLite Camp Stove
No more worrying about running out of power on your phone
Camping around a BioLite stove
Marshmallows, who said marshmallows! Let’s go…