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Old 11-08-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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For you M/C campers

This device looks promising, small, and will help me charge my iphone/gps, it burns small twigs.

http://www.biolitestove.com/campstov...view/features/

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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Now THERE is the optimum gadget for the inner Geek!
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:46 AM   #3
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At 33 ounces it's a bit of an anchor but having the fan to keep the fire hot makes up for a lot. I've used mini woodstoves for years, it sort of goes back to the indian fire line of thinking.

My experience has been that having a container that allows the fire to get it's air from below really increases the performance and I suspect the fan is like a supercharger.

This is my homemade rig that has been used hundreds of times, I don't remember the ounces but it's less than 9 all up and it all nests in a bag that contains the pot to heat water as well as a hot drink cup, bowl for food and a spoon.

It will burn fuel that wouldn't burn well at all because of the raised firebox and being made of titanium takes care of the rust issue.



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Old 11-08-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
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Old news
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821957

Appeals more to the back packing crowd. We already have good electricity generators to charge stuff. Fun to see innovative new products though.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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Wonder how long I'd have to run it to charge my iPad. I'm thinking about a longish trip next summer and since I don't have a cell, would iPad be good to take along...hmm
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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Wonder how long I'd have to run it to charge my iPad. I'm thinking about a longish trip next summer and since I don't have a cell, would iPad be good to take along...hmm
this device only puts out Max continuous: 2W @5V, Peak: 4W @5V,

iPad chargers put out 10w @ 5v

you can charge an ipad with this device, but it will take a VERY long time! and not enough to charge and use the ipad at the same time.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
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Put a DC power outlet on your bike and call it a day. This device is about useless to motorcyclists IMO. As was already said, I could see the value in this if you were a hiker.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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You are better off picking yourself up a portable battery pack. There are a ton of them on ebay. Here is one that has a solar charger included:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/16000mAh-Exte...ht_5327wt_1180 This is on the heavy end and will power your laptop but there are a lot of lighter/cheaper battery packs available.

There are a ton of cheap battery packs out there. I bought one that is about 12000 ma/h that kept my phone charged for about a week. You can recharge it from your bike every day when you ride. Here's an example: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/12000mAh-USB-...ht_5363wt_1180
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:02 AM   #9
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I think this is a cool gadget but at $125 it is way cheaper for just put a 12V charger on the bike. The bike charger will work quicker and better too. I think you will have to go through an entire forest of twigs to charge an I-pad with that thing.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:37 AM   #10
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A wood burning iphone. How... Environmentally unfriendly. lol. I love it. I'm going to look more into this technology.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:11 AM   #11
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I'm guessing here but I'm thinking it would take about 150 twigs to charge your iphone or ipad from dead zero.

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:09 AM   #12
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I have a jetboil kit, but this just looks like fun.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #13
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i got 3 power sockets on my bike

it looks quite big, and does it include pans?

you cant have a fire, even twigs, in most British campsites which sucks btw

i cant be bothered to see how much it is but i bet it isnt 'Pooratech'

could be handy for backpackers perhaps if they thought the size and weight was worth it, but i love the innovation. the technology is nothing new, but whoever thought about a 'camping stove' application deserves a pat on the back

EDIT just actually looked more into it, still wouldnt have one but its $129 which isnt too bad, and it provides USB charging so thats 5V/2W while you keep poking sticks into it, so it could give your phone a boost in an emergency i suppose
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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Seems like it would be a pain in the ass on a cold, windy morning when you NEED that first cup of coffee, and your fingers won't bend.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #15
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