In this age of 24/7 connectivity, that goes for the backcountry as well.
How do you power your cellphone, GPS, Digital Camera, iPod, etc miles from the nearest outlet.
Cue the PowerPot. A 1 1/2 liter aluminum pot that will provide power while you cook. The PowerPot has a thermoelectric generator embedded in its base that converts heat into 5 volts of DC electrical power. Fill the pot and place it on a heat source and the PowerPot will powering up any of your mobile electronics. The PowerPot uses a USB port with 3 feet of flame resistant cable.
The handy thing about this PowerPot is you can use any heat source–from open campfire to a gas range at home. Works on trail or in an unexpected power outage at home.
We loaded it up with a package of freeze dried Chicken Marsala and in ten minutes had a steaming hot meal and we registered an extra bar of power on our iPhone. Probably close to 20% of a charge. Certainly enough to make a call or two. It would take at least an hour, if not two, for a full charge. That’s a lot of cooking. But for emergency power–and a opportunity to sterilize some water.
Five watts of power or 1 watt of continuous 5 volt power. Pot is made of hard anodized aluminum and is 4.5:” x 8″ with the lid/bowl in place. Weighs 18 oz with cord and lid.