It’s impossible to describe the BioLite CampStove 2 without sounding like a lunatic, but here goes nothing...
So you find some sticks just laying on the ground, toss them into the stove and press a button to light them on fire. Then, you plug your phone into the USB port on the side of the stove, which is connected to a battery that is recharged by the flames. It’s completely bonkers, and yet it works.
Of course, this also works as a regular old camp stove, and at full power it can boil a liter of water in under five minutes. It’s also super light, and is about the size of a large water bottle, so it won’t take up too much space in your camping bag.
Our readers can get early access to the CampStove 2's Black Friday deal today with promo code BLKEARLY, which brings the bundle down to $150. In addition to the stove, you get a USB-powered LED light, the KettlePot (which doubles as a carrying case for the stove), and the grill attachment.