BioLite camp stove

az_max

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My friend got his about two weeks ago. he reports:

I Tested the stove tonight charging my OLD G1 Android phone. It charges the phone, then charges itself, then back to the phone, etc. over the course of 90 min. it charged the phone 3%. Something less power hungry would do better. I'll try it with other things and report my results.


As a point of reference, I charged my phone from 3% to 54% in 90 minutes with it plugged into my computer.
Maybe fine for small devices or emergency charging. Probably not good for everyday use in camps (unless you need to cook your food).
 

leeawalden

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interesting...but I guess you could just keep feeding it until you charged your phone enough to use? So like 24+ hours for a full charge lol
 

az_max

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Here's what Dan had to say about the cooking part: (Scout campout)

Long story short, the Biohazard patrol failed to pack their cook stove. My BioLite Stove accepted the challenge. I just wish I could get the "Home" version, it'd do even better.



me: enough power to heat that big pot?
Dan: too hot to put your bare hand into the water
Dan: probably could have boiled it, but I didn't leave it on that long, didn't need it that hot
 

emmodg

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Appears to be more of a novelty than an actual "tool". (It borders on being "green-hipster-like")
 

kennith

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I don't see the point.

I've got a 180hp V8 generator. If a foot trek doesn't begin and end at the vehicle carrying it, I'm in a place where an iToy or common mobile telephone is useless, and the extra space that novelty stove requires should be used for more relevant gear.

Cheers,

Kennith