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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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Turn that campfire into portable power with the CampStove 2.


There's no law that says the great outdoors must be the low-tech outdoors. I mean, you need a stove, right? You need to boil water. Why not throw a fire-powered USB charger into the mix?

This should make you happy, campers: For a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get the BioLite CampStove 2 wood-burning and USB charging bundle for $169.99 with promo code KKM4BB29. It normally sells for $239.99, though it's already on sale at $199.99. (My code nets you an extra $30 off. You're welcome!)

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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