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Old 05-22-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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Breakthrough Grill Idea?

It seems we're all looking for the "Holy Grail" of outdoor grills. How about one that uses wood, filters emissions, generates energy from the heat…and stores it…and charges your phone. Off the grid!

I found this in Kickstarter (that's the cool website that crowdsources investments in new ideas. Sort of a venture capital firm for the masses). It's called the BioLite Base Camp Stove.

Check it out:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...to-electricity

Fascinating idea with broad implications if they can get it to work.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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VERY, VERY COOL!! Thanks for posting!
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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Just imagine the carbon footprint to make it!!!! Egads!!
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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I think these guys were on Shark Tank earlier this year..... All were out.
I like the idea personally!
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #5
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Things with pcb's don't impress me anymore.
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Pretty cool. I like that they are already making a product for developing countries. Sometimes Kickstarters can be a little risky, but it seems like they are likely to follow through.
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Indeed.... Really cool. Does it provide 2 amp output?
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:26 PM   #8
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This isn't as nice as your recommendation / idea but here is another product available from Photojojo.com for $149.9

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The Power Pot: A Fire Powered USB Charger

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Harness the power of flames to charge your phone

You're sitting around the glow of the campfire, looking all rugged and outdoorsy, but when you pull out your phone for a selfie ... disaster! Dead battery.

You need the Power Pot. It charges your phone using thermoelectricity magic while you simultaneously heat up a pot of food to charge your tummy.

If you can build a fire (or, better yet, fire up a camp stove) you are well on your way to a no-outlet-necessary phone reboot.

Don’t miss photos ops of morning tent hairstyles or bears creepin' on your turf.

Plus, the Power Pot is so light you'll barely notice it on the hike.

Bonus: should bigfoot attack, the Power Pot will give you the charge to tweet pics and a bowl of soup to befriend him.

Charge your phone while heating up your dinner
Handle and cables are silicone coated and flame resistant
Won't add bulk to your pack. It weighs just 14oz.
The lid doubles as a second pot
Stay in touch while getting in touch with nature
Science!
Made to be tough, it includes a lifetime warranty
We took the Power Pot camping in Big Sur. See our photo story of the trip!
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I can't help thinking that if you used one of these products you'd melt your USB cord's insulation in no time flat.
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Okay here is one I gave my husband today for our anniversary. I know it is not gas, so grill purist might not like it. It is electrical. Yes, it won't work where you don't have electrical hookup, but a gas grill doesn't work when you run out of gas either. We always take charcoal too. This was fairly inexpensive and will work nicely when we want to cook larger amounts than we can inside. We grilled hamburgers tonight. It works well.Click image for larger version

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Oh and it comes of the stand and sits on a tabletop as well.
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We plugged it into the side of the AS
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:43 PM   #12
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We bought the little Bio-lite camp stove last year for our bug-out bag. It's works really well. I was able to boil water in no time at all.

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I'll buy one when I can use it to efficiently charge my trailer's battery. Who needs solar?
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Okay here is one I gave my husband today for our anniversary. I know it is not gas, so grill purist might not like it. It is electrical. Yes, it won't work where you don't have electrical hookup, but a gas grill doesn't work when you run out of gas either. We always take charcoal too. This was fairly inexpensive and will work nicely when we want to cook larger amounts than we can inside. We grilled hamburgers tonight. It works well.Attachment 212532Attachment 212533
Oh and it comes of the stand and sits on a tabletop as well.

I had this exact grill. Loved it. Good choice! Enjoy.
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