Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Biolite Campstove - Camping Innovation!

I was very excited to hear about the Biolite Campstove, and I have already preordered one. From the manufacturers website; "The BioLite CampStove, designed for outdoor adventure and emergency preparedness, makes cooking on wood as clean, safe and easy as petroleum fuels while powering electronics off-grid. Using BioLite's patent-pending thermoelectric technology, BioLite Stoves convert heat to electricity that powers a fan to make the fire ultra-efficient. Extra electricity can be used to charge small electronics like mobile phones and LED lights."

I am super excited about this development for both camping and disaster preparedness. If that wasn't neat enough they also manufacture a larger version called the Biolite Homestove for use in countries where people are cooking over open fires. From their website; "The Need: Half the planet cooks on smoky open fires, causing nearly 2 million premature deaths each year and contributing to climate change. Using our patent-pending technology, BioLite has created a low-cost biomass cookstove that, by converting waste heat into electricity, reduces smoke emissions by up to 95% while simultaneously providing users with the capability to charge mobile phones and LED lights.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Myrtle featured on Inspired Camping

Did you know Myrtle has a fabulous solar power system? The system runs all her house lights, appliances, computer equipment and even an electric blanket.

Check out the system details and photos in her featured article on Inspired Camping

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