Facebook
Home | Adventure Curated

BioLite CampStove

Share this article:
December 202 minute read

Twigs burn hot, are readily available, and leave behind nothing but fine ash. The BioLite CampStove is a clever clean-burning stove that runs on twigs.

Their trick is a copper probe that supplies heat to a thermoelectric generator which powers a fan, the key to clean burning. It sounds complicated, but it works.

biolite campstove

The KettlePot is really cleverly designed. It’s actually surprising how quickly the water came to the boil, about the same time it took for Gen to grind the coffee. The handles make the full kettle easy to handle. The stove snugly stores inside of the kettle making it a compact parcel. 

biolite campstove
biolite campstove

The Portable Grill is a handy accessory for the BioLite CampStove. It’s great for a quick BBQ lunch, and although we wouldn’t hike with it, it would slide perfectly into our canoes and sea kayaks. Fresh fish – grilled – we’ll share that picture when we catch one. 

biolite campstove
biolite campstove
biolite campstove
biolite campstove

As well as powering the internal fan the thermoelectric generator produces additional power that’s accessible via USB out. When we are on an expedition without the 4x4s battery systems keeping our cameras and other tech charged is a real challenge. Solar panels work really well, but being able to pop a twig powered generator in our canoe or sea kayak as back up is pretty amazing. 

biolite campstove
biolite campstove

There is nothing more fun than cooking with fire and the BioLite CampStove puts the “quick and mini fire” in our hands – it’s so much fun!

Related Posts

biolite solarpanel 5 1

BioLite SolarPanel 5+

Cameras, iPhones and a satellite phone usually join us on hiking and paddling trips. These days you’d think there... Read More
Mike Collister

Mike Collister

Founder & Publisher of Adventure Curated, Mike has spent his life outdoors. He has represented Australia as a slalom kayaker, guided whitewater expeditions in Nepal, and taught outdoor education and wilderness medicine. He’s paddled the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River in the wet season and across the Bass Strait and is an avid photographer, overlander and camper.
Mike Collister

Latest posts by Mike Collister (see all)

Adventure Curated