I don’t know if there’s a more Vancouveresque piece of camping kit than the BioLite CampStove System. What? You say it was developed in Brooklyn? Oh well. I think they all should move here, don’t you?
This sleek little unit is a portable wood-burning stove with optional kettle or folding grill, that can also charge your phone.
What I love about this whole project is it’s not just a neato 1% camping gadget, the people behind BioLite also develop the HomeStove, a properly useful stove for the half of the planet that still does most of their cooking over open fires. The HomeStove uses fuel more efficiently, reduces smoke and the related health problems, and allows for charging mobile phones and LED lights. This is critical in countries like Africa where the main access to the Internet services, and in some countries banking, is via mobile phones.
When we buy a CampStove (and we will), we’ll be helping BioLite build and refine HomeStoves.
And if you’re super quick, you can get one of their BaseCamp giant CampStoves through their Kickstarter campaign.
All images courtesy of BioLite.