BioLite BaseCamp Stove - Turn Fire into Electricity

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trippergreenfeet started the topic in Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 12:44pm

Came across this little gem this morning. Thought it might be relevent to guys who like to go remote when on surf missions but still like to have access to mod cons like surf forcasting and tunes so need to keep devices like phones and tablets charged up, and also love a good smoky BBQ flavoured feed.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/biolite/biolite-basecamp-stove-turn-fire-into-electricity?ref=NewsJun1214&utm_campaign=Jun+12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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thermalben commented Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 1:50pm

Fascinating!

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Craig commented Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 1:58pm

Great, I want one!

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trippergreenfeet commented Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 2:02pm

I've put myself down for one...this is a popular kickstarter project, they've added over 50k in four hours since I backed the project.

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wellymon commented Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 3:03pm

trippergreenfeet wrote: I've put myself down for one...this is a popular kickstarter project, they've added over 50k in four hours since I backed the project.

What do you mean they've added 50K TGF....? Is that a percentage of a share into this contraption..?

What a great concept. Just need firewood, which in some countries is hard to come by these days..!

Was just talking with my mate who is staying at home at the moment, he has the latest Petzl headlamp, really good light to say the least...? USB charged...? and I said to him how do you charge that up in the Alpine....? No wood up there...?

Great info TGF, awesome stuff :)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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mitchvg commented Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 2:41pm

Yeah wouldn't mind if it were adapted to a liquid fuel burner

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Blowin commented Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 2:42pm

Amazing idea. I don't really need it for travelling though I couldn't imagine going past one when they develop a larger model for household use.
Great post TGF

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trippergreenfeet commented Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 2:57pm

Blowin wrote: Amazing idea. I don't really need it for travelling though I couldn't imagine going past one when they develop a larger model for household use.
Great post TGF

They have a 1000W firepit, but I think that is just a proof of concept model.

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trippergreenfeet commented Friday, 13 Jun 2014 at 3:05pm

wellymon wrote:
trippergreenfeet wrote: I've put myself down for one...this is a popular kickstarter project, they've added over 50k in four hours since I backed the project.

What do you mean you have added 50K TGF....? Is that a percentage of a share into this contraption..?

What a great concept. Just need firewood, which in some countries is hard to come by these days..!

Was just talking with my mate who is staying at home at the moment, he has the latest Petzl headlamp, really good light to say the least...? USB charged...? and I said to him how do you charge that up in the Alpine....? No wood up there...?

Great info TGF, awesome stuff :)

Haha, 50k myself, not likely. Cost is $350us, that inc post. Now 60k is the amount pledged by backers over the last few hours.
I do a bit of west coast time, with no access to power but I do like my tunes when I'm out bush. Also there is plenty of small wood/sticks, not real good for open fires but will work a treat in this little number.

On the lack of firewood in some countries, it'll reduce fuel load by 50% so that's a good start right there.
http://www.biolitestove.com/homestove/