This camping stove turns fire into electricity, and you can get it for $70 off
The BioLite CampStove 2 cooks your food, boils your water and charges your phone.
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I'm not much of a camper, but I must admit this is pretty cool. You build a little wood fire in the stove, then connect the BioLite module. The latter has its own rechargeable 2,600mAh battery and a USB output for charging your phone, running an LED light (included!) or whatever.
It also has a four-speed fan to help you boil water more quickly, which you can do using the included steel pot. Or, attach the rather adorable little folding-leg grill to cook up your burgers, dogs and whatnot.
I haven't tried the CampStove myself, but I can see where it would make a great gift item for someone who digs camping. (To be clear: not me.)
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