The Biolite Wood Burning Camp Stove is an amazing piece of kit. If keeping a phone charged while camping is essential, the heat given off while you cook on the stove is converted into electricity and recharges an internal battery. That battery can also power a fan in the stove to dramatically speed up cooking times. Due to this, cooking performance is on a par with white gas stoves meaning you can boil water a litre of water in under 5 minutes.
The stove generates an impressive 2watts @ 5volts. How does this translate into charging time? 20 minutes of burning/cooking time will give you an hour of talk time on an iPhone4. Better still, because the stove has an internal battery which recharges while you cook, you can plug in your gadgets later to charge them from the stored electricity.
The stove will burn pine cones, twigs, and wood pellets. Where can you buy wood pellets easily… try wood pellet cat litter!
Anything that charges via a USB lead can be plugged into the USB charging socket, meaning you can recharge GPS gadgets, phones, torches and even a tablet. Yes you can watch movies in your hammock at night, and on each night of the holiday (if you really must!).
- Height: 8 .25 inches;
- Width: 5 inches
- Weight: 2lb
Bear in mind because this is a wood burning stove, there is no need for you to carry fuel. It’s a space saver!
- Biolite stove;
- stuff sack;
- USB cord (for internal battery charging);
Despite burning wood, due to the design this is a smokeless fire. Good for you, good for the environment, and very clever piece of kit.