BioLite Camp Stove Review

Biolite Camp Stove

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This is probably one of the most revolutionary pieces of camping equipment I have seen yet. A camp stove that generates thermo electric which is able to charge mobile phones and other similar small devices. Now to some that won’t sound that exciting. But if you are a gadget freak like me then this is something that will get you excited. When I go away on my week long camping trips my phone normally only lasts about 2 days and then I am without one for the rest of the trip.

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100% 5 star reviews have been left by buyers which is pretty impressive. It is more expensive than most other camp stoves on the market, but what do you expect with the invaluable feature of charging power?

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Okay, let’s take a closer look at the technical specification.

IgnitionManual (fire lighters)
Boil time4 minutes 30 seconds (1 litre)
Fire power outputPeak 3.4kw (LO) - 5.5kw (HI)
USB power outputMax continuous 2w at 5v - Peak 4w at 5v
Carry case included?Stuff sack
Power sourceWood, twigs & kindling
Dimensions (packed)Height: 8.25"
Width: 5"
Ideal forCamping, backpacking, hiking, picnics & beach visits

Our review

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally get my hands on the BioLite camp stove. I have wanting to have a play with it since the day it was released but up until now haven’t had the opportunity.

So, what can I say? Well, first off I knew I would absolutely love this. I mean, what a fantastic idea creating a camp stove that not only cooks your dinner but can charge your electrical devices using the thermo power that it generates. I’m also a fan of anything that uses natural resources as power as it reduces waste and so the carbon footprint of my trip. As I said above, normally 2 day in to a week long camping trip my iPhone battery dies. I use my phone for all sorts of things while I camp, it is my compass, my map and emergency contact should I need it. So it was really nice to access to it during my trip with the BioLite.

Not having to carry fuel cans for the stove was a massive bonus. Whenever I setup camp somewhere I would jut scavenge for some dry twigs, throw them in the stove and within seconds the fire lighters got it going.

It doesn’t need any batteries, it is purely powered by wood. Not your ordinary wood burning stove.

I can’t really think of anything bad to say about it, the only real drawback is that it is more expensive than your average camp stove, but you get so much more for your money with this one.

Watch this video for a pretty detailed walkthrough of the stove’s features:

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