Half of the world’s population cooks on open fires. Often this cooking happens indoors, on open fires without chimneys. Open fires consume a lot of wood. They also produce smoke and other toxic gasses that dangerously pollute the air inside of these homes. The BioLite stove’s efficient process uses less than 50 percent wood of an open fire and reduces smoke emissions by more than 90 percent.
Now you can support the BioLite-project – and buy the BioLite CampStove for your adventures on the road. And believe it or not: you can charge with fire your iPhone and other USB-chargeable devices such as GPS, LED lights etc.
The BioLite CampStove, designed for outdoor adventure and emergency preparedness, makes cooking on wood as clean, safe and easy as petroleum fuels while powering electronics off-grid.
The BioLite CampStove burns sticks, pine cones, pellets and other biomass. Forget the fuel. The stove cook your meals with nothing but the twigs you collect on your journey, eliminating the need for heavy, expensive, polluting fuel.
While you cook, the BioLite CampStove transfers heat from one side of the device to the other side against the temperature gradient, the temperature difference produces electricity. With the so-called Peltier effect you can charge with fire (!) your iPhone and other USB-chargeable devices such as GPS, LED lights etc.
The Biolite CampStove is as big as a water bottle and weighs 935 grams. It costs only 129 U.S. dollars and can be preordered now. Shipping for camping season 2012.
Another good reason for buying:
The sale of the BioLite CampStove help to support the one-time market establishment costs for the HomeStove. This is not charity, but simply the capital needed to incubate self-sustained energy access for the people who need it most.