Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Is that a camping stove plugged into your PC?
Popular Mechanics" magazine in the mail and the first thing I love to do when a new issue comes in the mail is thumb through their gadget review section and see if it is anything noteworthy. Popular Mechanics magazine should really be called something like "the everyday mans magazine because it is amazing how they cover every sort of adventuresome guy stuff from camping, electronics, yard work, automotive, and the list goes on and on. Very rarely do I get a boring issue and usually there are pages being torn out and saved so I can try them later myself. This issue though topped them all when they reviewed the "BioLite Camp Stove." This stove is a game changer in the emergency preparedness area, backpacking, and camping foray.
This not the right video but, BioLite has a video on their website that shows you how to use your stove for the first time and you all know about how off the wall things crack me up. Well, the first thing you are supposed to do when you get your new stove is pug it into your PC, because technically the BioLite stove has a battery in the generator that is what charges your devices and the generator is charging the battery. Just hearing that you have to plug your camping stove into your PC before you use it cracks me up. Next we will be buying tents that have built in LED lights that when purchased new we will have to take out of the box and plug it into our computer as well to charge them. Seems so funny a stove that needs a PC, I can see myself at work with the BioLite cooking me up some coffee plugged in so I have a full charge to go camping that weekend.