Buying a BioLite Camp Stove lets you get truly off-grid for long periods and supports a good cause, plus it charges your phone; what more could you want? If you're turning your back on civilisation for a while, obtaining fuel for cooking is a big consideration in the planning phase. So what if you could pick up the fuel around camp?
The BioLite Camping Stove does exactly that, with bells on. Not only does it burn the bits of dry stick and other biomass that you find near your camp, it burns it way more efficiently than your average campfire. A small proportion of the heat is used to drive air round the chamber to enable full, clean combustion. So it boils a litre of water in around 4.5 minutes. And that's before we mention the ability to turn waste heat into electricity to charge USB gadgets. Like your phone or an LED light or headtorch - those little things that make life easier out.
Because you don't need fuel canisters or bottles, the space taken up by your stove on a long trip is also less with the BioLite Camp Stove. The thermoelectric generator (orange) on the side unhooks to stow snugly inside the chamber for transport and the legs fold in. So the whole thing takes up little more space than a wide-mouth bottle.
Safe and fun
Of course, it's not only remote adventurers who will appreciate this handy device. Sat in the middle of a marshmallow-toasting group of mates it provides the appeal of a campfire with less smoke and less risk of spreading. Plus the satisfaction of collecting your own carbon-neutral fuel. This also means you're free to fly with the stove without being stymied for fuel at the other end!
Even when you're back home the stove can come in useful. Whether you live in the remote Scottish Highlands or a suburb of London, if the power goes off it's good to be able to eat a hot meal and charge your phone. Even if you do have to go outdoors to do so.
Supports a better world
But buying this stove doesn't only provide you with a useful piece of cooking equipment. That's because BioLite use the proceeds to bring their Home Stove to some of the 3 billion people who cook on open fires worldwide. Each Home Stove helps reduce the amount of fuel that needs to be collected and the amount of smoke produced during cooking. Which not only improves the health of the person cooking, but cuts carbon emissions too, contributing to a better world for everyone. And it provides a sustainable source of electricity that can be used for LED lights or a mobile phone for vital communications. For more information on the BioLite mission, see the BioLite website
So for conscience-friendly cooking when you head out camping, or reliable access to electricity in the middle of nowhere, take the BioLite Camp Stove and stay powered virtually anywhere.