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rated 4.5 of 5 stars Conclusions: The BioLite Powerlight Mini provides reasonable light for use around camp, with the additional benefit of recharge capacity for a cell phone, inReach, handheld GPSR, or small camera, and at a reasonable price. It is readily recharged with a small solar panel, making a total of just over a pound, which is reasonable for a backpacking trip. Heavy use as a night or hiking light or as a recharging source for frequent cell phone or inReach tracking use may require extra backup battery storage. Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars THE stove option for survivalists and people who enjoy extended wilderness hiking. The BioLite is great because it allows you to burn just about anything. sSmall sticks and twigs are the best but in a pinch we've used leaves, pinecones, coal, all sorts! Not only does that save you buying and carrying fuel but it means that the stove can be used in emergency and survival situations very effectively.  It also has a small turbine inside that uses excess heat to generate electricity! So you can keep… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Four years, over six backpacks a year I take this stove on. It's a winner. Four years and going strong being used on six backpacks a year. Some of those the stove ran from dark to bedtime (hours).  It's like having your personal campfire right next to you. Outperforms any other stove I have seen in heat. Can cook anything on it. Just be mindful of correct feeding of fuel. Get yourself an EZKut ratcheting pruner to cut your fuel with. Makes it fun and easy. After camp is set up I browse around… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars The BioLite campstove is small and very portable. The best thing about it is that you use wood to cook, so no packing in fuel canisters. It also has awesome accessories. You can even charge your phone or GPS via USB. The BioLite CampStove sets up in seconds. If you can build a fire, you're good to go. It has two speeds, low and high. The fan helps burn the wood very efficiently with minimum smoke. It holds a pan very well and can boil water in just a few minutes. The battery/fan assembly fits right… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars A kettle with a built-in thermoelectric generator that can charge USB-powered devices off-grid. Heat water, get a charge. A superb option for emergency use during power outages and something to consider for multi-day basecamp expeditions, but likely too much weight to justify its presence on most backpacking trips. Check out my video review: Full review

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BioLite Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Fuel, Flames, and Water: More Gear From Outdoor Retailer
We're going elemental today from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. These new gear highlights from Primus, Snow Peak, BioLite, and SteriPen all involve water or flames and fuel. Read more
January 8

BioLite Turns Stoves into Generators and Powers Group Gadgets
BioLite, which makes camp stoves that charge electronics, has two new power products: a BaseCamp stove for groups and a Packable Generator that works with any stove. Read more
January 31, 2014

Stoves Burn Up, Canoe Folds Up at Demo Day
With stoves that can desalinate salt water or charge your iPhone, plus a 16.5-foot canoe that packs down into a compact bundle, this Open Air Demo at Outdoor Retailer didn't disappoint. Read more
August 2, 2012


Brooklyn, NY USA


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