We were wowed by the Biolite Campstove introduced last summer. This unique camping stove uses the woodgas principle to fire up your campside meals. Your fuel is simply trailside twigs, wood chips or pinecones. This innovative stove uses the heat of the fire via a thermocouple to provide electricity to drive a draft fan that most efficiently burns the woodgas.
Not only that, it will generate extra electricity to charge your iPhone or iPod. Promised and now on the market, the BioLite Portable Grill turns the CampStove into a handy grill. As you grill you can pop a metal cap and add twigs and such to keep the fire good and hot. The stainless steel grill provides about 55 sq. in. of cooking area. The unit folds neatly into a plastic container. The grill adds about 1 3/4 pounds to your total kit, or just under 4 pounds for CampStove and Grill. Load with flavorful woodchips like mesquite and you’ll have a smokin’ good barbeque.
$60 for the grill, $130 for the stove, $190 for the whole show.