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This Camp Stove will Charge your stuff
« on: February 02, 2012, 07:42:47 PM »
Check out this cool camp stove I saw on another site.
It's called the BioLite Camp Stove.
 
 
http://www.biolitestove.com/BioLite.html

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Re: This Camp Stove will Charge your stuff
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 08:38:20 PM »
Pretty neat. Don't think I want version 1.0 but it looks cool.

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Re: This Camp Stove will Charge your stuff
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 06:54:05 PM »
Previous threads:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=31945.msg353687#msg353687

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=28657.msg318280#msg318280

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=17046.msg188140#msg188140

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=16190.msg178849#msg178849

Also - I talked to a friend of mine about this as I was kind of thinking of building my own.  The BioLite is built off of the peltier thermo-couple.  You needs 5000 heat thermo units to generate power.  And how long are you going to be cooking?  While neat, and useful if you are doing more then just cooking, if you are just trail cooking, this is really pointless.

As 5w folding solar panel will generate more power with less.  Also,.. I can get 5w folding solar panels on eBay for $20, the Biolite is over $120.

While it has the cool factor, it just doesn't have the watt per dollar...

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Re: This Camp Stove will Charge your stuff
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 07:57:58 PM »

 That's interesting, though it seems pretty expensive for what it does. If you spill some liquid would it damage the charger ? If the charger stops working it would be a bummer after the high cost of the stove. It's not unusual at all for alot gadgetry type of stuff to break after awhile from ordinary use.

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Re: This Camp Stove will Charge your stuff
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 08:18:49 PM »
I had a Zip Stove--Sierra Stove back in the late 1980s.  Same concept regarding using wood, but used a single D cell battery for the fan.  It did work well, but weighed about the same, around two pounds.  The bigger issue for me was the fact that it would cover your pans in black tarry creosote that would get sticky and rub off on everything it touched.  I learned to keep my pan in it's own cloth bag, but it was still messy, would stick to the bag, etc.  Just not an ideal solution, but obviously has it's benefits.