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A camping stove that can charge your phone and tablet

A camping stove that can charge your phone and tablet
Kickstarter

Remember the good old days when going camping meant "roughing it?"

Well, if this is "roughing it," sign me up!

A new Kickstarter project, called the BioLite BaseCamp Stove, is a portable wood stove for your camping trips that turns the fire and heat used to cook your food into electricity.

So while you're grilling up a good burger, you can charge up your phone, tablet, GPS unit, flashlight, headlamp, or anything else you might need to charge with a USB cable.

There's no need for charcoal or propane - just twigs, sticks and small logs will suffice.

But how does it work?

The BaseCamp converts heat from the fire into usable electricity via a thermoelectric generator housed within the orange power pack. This powers a fan that blows air back into the burn chamber for improved combustion. The surplus electricity is then sent to a USB port, allowing you to charge your devices.

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Want to know more? Click here to see the official product video from Kickstarter.

 

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