Camping 'wood burning' stoves

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by pajerry » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:57 am

That biolite unit is pretty impressive. How long does it take to charge a camera or phone I wonderÉ
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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by DeliTan » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:07 pm

pajerry wrote:That biolite unit is pretty impressive. How long does it take to charge a camera or phone I wonderÉ
I asked them this:

What is the power output from each of the stoves?
Are they waterproof? Rainproof?
When do you hope to release the Home Stove?

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Thanks for your interest in BioLite! The power output from the
CampStove is 2W at 5 volts. It is similar to charging via a standard
USB port on a laptop computer. It is not designed for use in heavy
rain. The HomeStove is in large pilot programs this year in the
developing world, but won't be out on the market until at least next
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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by after oil » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:09 pm

jfarsang wrote:We use the whisperlite international for years. Love it.

I'm looking for a natural wood burning portable stove as a backup.
that narrows it down, but thanks pajerry for your reviews. i like the dragonfly cuz you can simmer, soooo many camp foods require simmering (rice)
i was thinking of getting the MSR version of the jet boil, in a pro deal (im guiding), but maybe i wont bother...

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by konadog » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:28 pm

pajerry wrote: Bushbuddy - What I would pack for a permanent hiatus in the woods... but $$ and I've seen one built out of recycled cans of various shapes and sizes and a little tin snip finesse.
Maybe, but I doubt you've seen one as carefully engineered as the bushbuddy. Fritz Handle, the designer has put a lot of thought and effort into his high quality stainless steel little stoves and it shows - it's all about airflow - well worth the money IMO.
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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by jessef » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:43 pm

the thing about the biolite that separates it from the others is the use of heat transfer to energy -> charge usb devices.

That alone is a huge bonus so I wouldn't have to bring batteries/battery charger for the GPS and cell phone.

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by docsavage » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:19 am

This power supply is in the pot, then you can use whatever stove you like:

http://www.thepowerpot.com
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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by jessef » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:14 am

Nice James.

The reason why I would pick the biolite over the powerpot is because the powerpot requires water to power the USB port whereas the biolite does not.

The PowerPot will work under any circumstances as long as you have heat and water. You CANNOT run the PowerPot without watery contents

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by legionnair » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:38 pm

I saw the biolite stove read everything on there website and was sold put in my reservation for one

Will post a review once I receive it and used it a few times

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by jessef » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:34 pm

legionnair wrote:I saw the biolite stove read everything on there website and was sold put in my reservation for one
Same. Thanks for bringing it up Ari.

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by after oil » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:51 am

just good timing i guess.. it came to my attention same day you posted... regarding fire bans: it seems to me that the flame for the biolite is no bigger than the flame from a MSR or other camp stove

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