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CNET News Video: Tech Minute: Phone-charging stove updates camping gear

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Camping might be considered an old-fashioned family activity, but there's no reason your gear should be stuck in the olden days. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some of the best new high-tech camping gear to bring your next outing into the 21st century.

A good stove is a necessity on every camping trip. Upgrade the old clunky chemical burning one with a BioLite Wood Burning CampStove from REI for $130. It's small, sleek, and light weight and burns twigs scattered around your campsite. But don't worry, it gets hot enough to cook a full meal. And here is the best part, it generates enough energy to charge your smartphone camera or any other gadget through a USB port. Another good camping charger comes from JOOS. It relies on the sun. The JOOS Orange is the size of a tablet. It can give you 2 hours of talk time after an hour of charging. It's available on the JOOS site for $150. Never drink sketchy water again. Thanks to the SteriPEN. Double A batteries power the UV rays to ensure a safe glass of water. Models start at 50 bucks at select sporting goods stores. Who says camping can't be comfortable? In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com, for CBS News.

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