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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-27-2011, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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BioLite Stove

Any one have any other info on this product? Seems like a cool idea.

http://www.biolitestove.com/BioLite.html

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I don't have any info on the specific product but I understand the underlying technologies and it looks like an awesome idea. I can't wait to see the pricing/availability info next spring.

I doubt I would use the charging capabilities very much. 1 Watt for the duration of time that I am cooking dinner doesn't amount to much energy. I'd be happy if they dropped that feature to make it lighter.

If I had access to a workshop I'd be very tempted to make my own.

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Looks like a great idea for a basecamp or home in the third world. As a person who uses a wood burning stove occasionally on some camping trips, I think the size and weight of even the backpacking model of the Biolite is prohibitive. It would be lighter to carry a lwt solar charger or even a Minty Boost with a regular stove.
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Too heavy for me ,but what a wonderfull piece of technology!@
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Looks like a great idea for a basecamp or home in the third world. As a person who uses a wood burning stove occasionally on some camping trips, I think the size and weight of even the backpacking model of the Biolite is prohibitive. It would be lighter to carry a lwt solar charger or even a Minty Boost with a regular stove.
I think the main advantage isn't the charging functionality, but the built-in fan that is powered by thermoelectrics using the heat of the fire.

Based on your experience with wood burning stoves, would that make a big difference?
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The fan makes a HUGE difference in mini-wood-stove operation. This would be a super ultra-long distance tool where the majority of your cooking weight is fuel.
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The fan is pretty significant to wood stove operation but the Biolite is 10oz heavier that the Sierra Zip. That's a lot of AA batteries worth of difference ~11 batteries worth...as johngenx says, it may pay off over very long trips but not over the short term.

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http://biolitestove.com/CampStove.html

Taking pre-orders now. 2 lbs is a fair bit of weight for a stove, I must say. Price is decent at $129. The notion of the charger is appealing for cycle touring. I would like to know what kind of energy it is actually producing, though.
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While checking out this weeks hot tech gadgets I seen the first one on the list is this Biolite Stove:

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/sci...ending#slide=1
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While checking out this weeks hot tech gadgets I seen the first one on the list is this Biolite Stove:

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/sci...ending#slide=1
But still no detail on charge times. Which is the only way I could justify that weight. When I'm cycle touring it'd be worth it to me to use it as stove if I could keep a phone relatively charged.
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