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I tend to get overloaded when I go camping.

"Oh, I need this. And that. And that other thing."

Before long I'm breaking my own back carrying something for every possible contingency. Of course I'm kicking myself later for bringing too much.

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Biolite Stove

BioLite CampStove 2+

5 / 5

A versatile and refined campstove

The BioLite CampStove 2+ gives you power for your phone and heat for your camping all at once. A smart design ensures it always finds a spot in my backpack.

So, I've been finding tools that multitask. I'm hoping to cut down on the amount of stuff I'm lugging around in my backpack by having gear that does double (or triple) duty.

My latest discovery in this quest is the BioLite CampStove 2+, and it's probably my favorite thing to bust out at the campsite.

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Biolite Stove

BioLite CampStove 2+

5 / 5

A versatile and refined campstove

The BioLite CampStove 2+ gives you power for your phone and heat for your camping all at once. A smart design ensures it always finds a spot in my backpack.

What does the BioLite CampStove 2+ do?

The main thing is spinning up an efficient campfire with minimal fuss. A grill attachment lets you cook your meals, and a kettle handles your morning coffee.

That's not the fun part though.

The fun part is you can charge your phone with fire.

The generator on the back uses the heat from the fire to charge a built-in battery.

I was blown away when I heard about it, then blown away again when I tried it myself.

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A standard USB-A port lets you connect whatever you want to the BioLite CampStove 2+. Plug in your phone or camera or whatever and recharge!

What's really nice about this thing is that it also uses that power to fan the flames of your fire. This airflow makes a sweet-looking fire vortex that doesn't emit any smoke.

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Fire It Up

Before anything else, my campstove has to be able to start a fire painlessly. If you've spent any time trying to start a fire, you'll know that airflow is the biggest challenge.

Too much wind, and your fire will get blown out before it has a chance to get going. Too little, and you'll just have some embers.

Biolite Fire
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This is what I love about the BioLite CampStove 2+. The generator creates a perfect level of airflow for the size of the fire.

It has a probe that figures out how strong your fire is, and adjusts the fan speed accordingly. Just a little bit of air to get it started, then full blast once it's roaring. Then I just have to keep it fed with sticks from around the campsite.

It's so easy to get going. From now on, I want every campfire I have to be out of the BioLite CampStove 2+.

Heat up your campsite with painless firestarting

Get Cooking

Biolite Grill
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I like to take over cooking duties when I'm camping just so I can play with the portable grill. Just pop out the two legs, put it on top of the BioLite CampStove 2+, and I'm good to go. A clever little chimney flap lets me keep fueling the fire.

There's enough room on this grill to cook something for everybody. I've done burgers on this thing, shish kebabs, you name it. Best of all, the grill is designed to spread flames evenly for a consistent cooking time.

Biolite Kettlepot
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It's not just at night I like to handle the campfire. Every morning at camp I've got the BioLite KettlePot boiling away. It comes with a French press so I can surprise my friends with something a little better than instant coffee when they get out of their tents.

Be the king of the campsite dinner with BioLite CampStove 2+

Off-Grid Power

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When I'm out on the trail, I'm taking lots of pictures. This puts a dent in my battery, of course. Sure, I bring along a backup battery, but that's more weight to haul around.

Once we light up the fire every night, the CampStove 2+ can keep my phone fully juiced. That's handy for more than just my photo ops!

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The 3,200 mAh battery also keeps my phone going in case my camping trip goes sideways. If I'm lost, I'll need to be able to check my GPS. If someone gets hurt, I need to be able to make a call. That peace of mind is invaluable.

It's not just phones, either! I've got a buddy who likes to bring along his drone to get some sweet landscape shots (assuming he doesn't crash the thing). It's nice that I can help keep his batteries going with the CampStove 2+ for another day of flying.

Never be disconnected with the BioLite CampStove 2+

There's Nothing Like It

Biolite Press
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As much as I shop around for alternatives, there's really nothing like the BioLite CampStove 2+. You can't find something that'll handle starting your fires, cooking your meals, and charging your phone while you're in the great outdoors.

It's in a class of its own.

So of course the BioLite CampStove 2+ is the first thing that goes into my pack! It's able to do triple-duty at the campsite, saving me room and worry. Even if I only manage a few trips this summer, I can't wait to bust this one out and show my friends.

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Biolite Stove

BioLite CampStove 2+

5 / 5

A versatile and refined campstove

The BioLite CampStove 2+ gives you power for your phone and heat for your camping all at once. A smart design ensures it always finds a spot in my backpack.

9 Comments

Most Helpful

Kristine

Fri Feb 3, 2023

5 / 5

Been using this stove for camping and hikes. It works great and runs perfectly on small sticks you can find lying around. Have recommended it to several friends, who are now happy owners.

Susan Eyre

Mon Feb 20, 2023

5 / 5

A stove a person can depend on in a blizzard — using pine cones and little chunks of wood to cook sustenance, keep warm and power phone counts for a lot!

PNWgal

Mon Dec 26, 2022

5 / 5

I got this for Christmas, and promptly went on a 10 day backpacking trip. As a Type 1 Diabetic with a rechargeable insulin pump, a power source is always a concern. Now I no longer have to feel restricted or panicked about taking extended trips! It charged my pump from 15% to 95% in about an hour. I just had to keep the fire burning hot! Thank you so much BioLite, you literally just opened up the world to me!

Niko

Tue Nov 8, 2022

5 / 5

A brilliant little package that works as promised! The further 'off the grid' you travel, the more you'll love it!

kennyboy

Sat Nov 26, 2022

5 / 5

this stove is awesome. I've used pellets mostly. 2 cups and i get 40 minutes of burn time. never had to add anything to it. not once on any of my cooks. love it and there other products. And super easy to get going!

walkswitheagles

Tue Jul 12, 2022

5 / 5

Excellent stove — great little survival unit, easy to pack light weight, and best of all multifunctional aspects

Mike C

Tue Mar 22, 2022

5 / 5

I had the orginal for Almost 8 years ,Epic upgrade from the original! Great for cooking , ambiance or charging. Amazing way to practice ur fire making and matnience skills.

Gunny

Sun Apr 17, 2022

5 / 5

I've used this stove from Alaska to the high Rockies in Colorado/Wyoming and it is simply awesome. Cooks good and a handy charger for phone, GPS, etc.

Dixon

Mon Apr 19, 2021

5 / 5

This is the best stove for camping and hiking. Lightweight and easy to use. Perfect gift!

Reviews sourced from verified BioLite customers.

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Biolite Stove

BioLite CampStove 2+

5 / 5

A versatile and refined campstove

The BioLite CampStove 2+ gives you power for your phone and heat for your camping all at once. A smart design ensures it always finds a spot in my backpack.

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