Sep. 21st, 2012

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I first heard about the BioLite Campstove from my usual gang of idiots on a forum I frequent. My wife affectionately refers to the people there as "Lou's Internet Boyfriends." I read up on the stove, watched a ton of videos of people unpacking and burning theirs, and decided that if there's one thing I can't stand, it's not having a gadget that works like this one.

The premise of the stove is that it uses a Thermal-Electric Generator to create electricity, which powers a small fan. The fan forces more air into the burn chamber of the stove, which makes the wood burn much more efficiently than it would otherwise. At certain point, enough heat and electricity is being generated that one is able to plug in a USB device and charge it. note: if you want a full charge, go plug it in at the house. this is a minimal amount of electricity and works in a pinch.

Here's how it went down:
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