BioLite CampStove

A few weeks ago, we featured a hydrogen fuel cell travel charger that would be great for going off the grid.  This one, however, works double duty.  This BioLite stove lets you cook with wood while generating electricity to charge phones, lights, and any other USB powered device.

How does it work?  Here’s how they explain it on their site:

“Open wood fires are inefficient, wasting potential energy and creating toxic smoke due to incomplete combustion. Carefully designed stoves that use fans to blow air into the fire can dramatically improve combustion. However, such stoves require small amounts of electricity to power their fans and most people who cook on wood are without grid or battery access. BioLite stoves solve this problem by converting a fraction of the fire’s thermal energy into electricity to power our combustion improvement system. Excess electricity is made available to users for charging small electronic devices such as mobile phones, LED lights, GPS and many others. ”

That’s just awesome.  Perfect for all those Boy Scouts who need to update their blogs from the middle of no where!

For $129, this is a great addition to any camping setup.  Get it from