Safer, cleaner, greener and more convenient too, the NEW BioLite BaseCamp beats campfires for cooking group meals in the middle of nowhere. Designed to make dinner time quicker and more efficient, this capable and versatile wood stove is ideal for camping with your mates or your family. And that's before you consider the benefits that your purchase will contribute to in the developing world!
Cooking on wood is a fundamentally outdoor experience, giving a special flavour to your camping trip as well as your food. But a campfire is remarkably inefficient, not to mention the smoke that gets everywhere. The BioLite BaseCamp solves both problems in one and lets you travel without having to carry fuel too.
Ok, it's definitely not a backpacking stove - if you want a compact woodburner, you need the BioLite CampStove. But for base camping, vehicle-based expedition and cooking in the garden the BaseCamp stove can't be beaten. Not only is it portable thanks to folding legs and a bucket handle, but it can both grill and boil meals for groups and families - up to eight burgers fit on the capacious grill tray. And it's fueled entirely by the sticks and fallen branches you can find on the ground almost anywhere.
But a campfire can do that, I hear you say? True, but the BaseCamp uses half the fuel and produces far less smelly, environmentally-degrading smoke. And can a campfire charge your mobile phone? The BaseCamp can - the yellow box on the side is a thermo-electric generator. This takes some of the heat that would otherwise be wasted and turns it into power. Some of this drives a fan that provides the super-high efficiency, whilst the rest is stored to charge your small devices by USB or run the included LED flexlight so you can see your food in the dark.
If that's not enough to convince you that this is a good thing to take on your next trip, how about the fact that profits from the sale of BioLite stoves go to help set up self-sustaining markets for BioLite's HomeStove in developing countries? Home cooking on open fires kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and TB combined, something that BioLite hope to reduce with the cleaner, more efficient HomeStove - read more about their mission on the BioLite website.
So not only is the BaseCamp Stove a great piece of engineering to make camping an even better experience, but buying one does good in the world too. Enjoy campfire cooking again - do it on the BioLite BaseCamp and bring on the benefits.