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Biolite's ship yet??

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by emt1581, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Have the Biolite camp stoves begun to ship yet? They advertised they'd be out in time for camping and that time is pretty much here...then again that could mean before winter sets in unless you are a die-hard camper....

    In any case, anyone have one in their posession yet?

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     

  2. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    Interested, watching and waiting on this one. Thinking I might prefer to just carry a portable solar cell array and one of those small portable wood stoves, but...? We'll see. Generally I prefer separate tools, as opposed to dual-purpose items. But this is tempting, for sure. Are you going to order one?
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  3. WolfNotSheep

    WolfNotSheep Tackleberry

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    No, as of today they have not. I'll keep you guys posted, especially you EMT since I know you're probably waking in the night in a cold sweat, plagued by your decision to not pre-order one...
     
  4. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Way to big for a person on foot.

    The YouTube video made the device sound loud with the fan running.

    Really neat. Not for me.
     
  5. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Were you looking at the unit being used by what look to be Africans of some sort?? That one looks to be about 2.5' x 1'...that is NOT the unit I'm talking about. This one is the same size as a Nalgene bottle.

    -Emt1581
     
  6. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    It's this one.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmHCIBvI6vE"]BioLite Camp Stove Demonstration - YouTube[/ame]

    Just personal preferences mind you. It's really a neat idea.
     
  7. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Oh ok so you had the right one. Which type is smaller WITH the fuel source?

    -Emt1581
     
  8. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Well.. I've used versions of this with good results and it cost $3.29


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHtA-d9hNPk&feature=related"]DIY: How to make a backpacking wood gasifier stove - YouTube[/ame]
     
  9. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    For a compressed gas fuel source my choice is the MSR Pocket Rocke. It cannot be beat for under 10,000'.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nkTjYybJUo"]MSR Pocket Rocket backpacking stove review. - YouTube[/ame]
     
  10. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    Thanks for posting that video. Now I want to make one of these.
     
  11. Babynine

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    I just have my Zebra brand stainless 12cm "billy can" for hanging on a branch over a campfire hobo style. I already have a couple alcohol stoves that I could use with it when trying to maintain a lower profile(or cooking indoors). A small wood burning stove could be a nice addition to the kit.
     
  12. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Seems like these are STILL not out yet....did the company go under??

    -Emt1581
     
  13. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

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    Ha ha.. I think I will be making one this weekend as well. Supposed to rain. This will make a good little garage project I think.
     
  14. Protus

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    1/3 a soup can cut and drilled the right way will hold your alky stove ( or soda can stove) and double as small wood stove. Granted its small twigs etc but will cook food. I dont use mine anymore, my canteen cup or SS cup stuck on some coals works for me.
     
  15. blkpag1

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    I just got my email from them on last week that said they are starting shipping on June 1. They said to expect delivery from June 1 to June 15.
     
  16. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    All it needs is a built in water purifier. And a big screen tv. I'll stick with the tin can version.

    Tending a fire for 4 hours and packing that behemoth around just to charge up my phone seems silly. Sometimes combining functions makes sense, but that thing's like Bianca Beauchamp with a cloaca.
     
  17. blkpag1

    blkpag1

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    Just got shipping confirmation on these. Should have one to try out Thursday. Hopefully this weekend I can put together a review.
     
  18. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Cool, thanks, please keep us posted!!

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  19. garyjandfamily

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    Really? A backpacking stove with a USB port on it?


    Thanks for the laugh!! I needed that!

    :rofl::rofl::rofl: