BioLite's "BioLite Camp Stove" introduced on the sister site "Internetcom" before. This was a small camping stove that not only could be used for cooking, but also had a power generation function.
"BioLite Camp Stove" is a very attractive product in terms of functionality. However, there was a voice that the design was not good enough. Also, it seems that the amount that can be cooked is limited because the size is too small.
To resolve these complaints, BioLite has developed the "BioLite Base Camp," which has a larger and cooler design. We are currently accepting pre-orders. If you apply now, it will be available in the fall of 2014.
"BioLite BaseCamp" is a family-friendly camping stove with a large 33 cm grill. We are strongly conscious of environmental protection, and instead of using dedicated fuel, we can use twigs, dead leaves, pine cones, newspapers that we have read, etc. as fuel. For this reason, it is considered to be useful not only during camping but also during disasters.
But that's not all. "BioLite BaseCamp" has a function to generate electricity by using the heat generated when fuel burns. Since it is equipped with a USB port, it is possible to charge various devices that have a USB connection function, such as smartphones. According to BioLite, if you charge for 30 minutes with "BioLite BaseCamp", you can talk for about 5 hours or play music files for about 20 hours with a normal smartphone.
It measures 58 cm high x 53 cm wide and weighs 8.16 kg. Looking at the weight alone, you can see that it is considerably larger than the 935-gram "BioLite Camp Stove".
"BioLite BaseCamp" can be purchased from the company's online shopping site. The price is $ 299.95, but a separate shipping fee to Japan is required. The shipping fee is undecided at this time. In Japan, it seems that you can purchase it at Montbell's mail order site.