This tiny little camping stove is genius. It runs on small twigs, bark or anything else your kids can find that you can safely set fire to. Light it up and the excess heat from the burner runs a thermoelectric generator, which powers a fan, which fans the flames, which creates heat without too much smoke. And there’s enough power left over to charge any electrical device that draws power via a USB. Can you believe it weighs less than a kilo and can boil a litre of water in just over 4 minutes? Handy.
They’ve now also released a portable grill for the CampStove so you can have your own mini-BBQ.
Better still, Alexander Drummond and Jonathan Cedar, the men behind BioLite, have also created HomeStove, a clean and safe stove designed to be used by the millions of people around the world who have to rely on smokey open fires to cook their daily meals. Now they’re some classy campers.