Tech Minute: Phone-charging stove updates camping gear
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Tech Minute: Phone-charging stove updates camping gear

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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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