It used to be that the only thing you’d bring to a camping trip was a stove. I mean, there are just some things that you can’t really roast over the fire, you know. And since people nowadays just can’t seem to live without their smartphones and other portable gadgets, the BioLite CampStove eventually came to be.
In case you haven’t guessed already, the BioLite CampStove is a stove and a charger, built into one convenient package.
It’s got the word “bio” in its name for a reason, too: it doesn’t need any fuel to heat up. All you need to do is throw some twigs into the stove, and you’re good to go. The BioLite then converts the heat energy from the fire to charge up your gadgets on the side. Talk about being green.
The stove slash charger isn’t just for use during camping, either; they can also be used during blackouts, during storms, or in the case of any emergencies.
The BioLite CampStove is available for pre-order from MyShopify for $129. It’ll hit the online shelves before this year’s camping season rolls around.
UPDATE: November 2013: The BioLite Wood Burning CampStove is now available at REI.com for $129.95.