Wednesday, June 27, 2012

BioLite Camp Stove - First Impressions

I just had the new BioLite camp stove delivered to my door. I ordered it several months ago, before the first run shipped out.

Normaly I wait a few months after a product is released before I buy one. The BioLite was so intresting I just had to snatch it up.

It is a stove that uses just about anything combustable for fuel. Sticks, bark, whatever. The neat thing is that it can charge electronics from this flame.

Very cool.

Give me a few days and I will do a full review. I just wanted to post a few of my first impressions.

Impression #1

Holy crap this thing is hard to unpack! Took me 5 min to get the battery out of the heat sink. It was packed in so tight I was affraid I was going to break it.

Impression #2

Holy crap this thing is heavy! It is advertised to backpackers and day hikers. It weighs over 2 pounds. I won't be lugging it arround all day!

Impression #3

Holy crap this thing is big! They compaired it to a Nalgene bottle.


It is a beast.

Impression #4

For being so heavy it sure looks delicate. Only time will tell.........

Well, I hope my first impressions are unfounded. As it stands I doubt I will be taking it with me on any dayhikes, and I haven't even fired it up!

Stay tuned for a full review.

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