Biolite makes some cool, innovative lights and camping equipment, and their original Campstove was an innovative way to convert your campfire into useful energy, charging your smartphone as the wood burns. The Biolite Campstove 2, however, is even better; like the original, it’s wood burning, but creates an entirely smokeless fire – thanks to Biolite’s patented technology, which burns away the smoke before it escapes – while converting the heat into electricity. You can then use this electricity to charge your devices via USB, or even power one of Biolite’s lanterns or their Flexlight while around the campfire.
The Campstove 2, however, features some upgrades over the previous generation, such as the new integrated 2600 MAH battery, to store more power and charge even faster than before, and the Smart LED Dashboard, which provides real time feedback on fire strength, power output and fan speed settings. The updated USB system is able to create 50% more power from the fire than the original Campstove, too. Internal fan jets help circulate air for improved burning, and you’ve got your choice of 4 fan speeds.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a real outdoor cooking experience, the CampStove 2 works with the BioLite KettlePot, Coffee Press and the Biolite Portable Grill, letting you cook all kinds of hot meals while camping in the backcountry. It’s also built with the same awesome nesting design, which lets you pack it down into the Kettlepot. It even weighs exactly the same as the previous model: 2 pounds. The Campstove 2 is a great upgrade to an already fantastic cooking stove, and the we’re excited to give it shot on our next trip.