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BioLite BaseCamp Stove


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    Forget fossil-fueled stoves.

    A smart alternative to fossil-fuel stoves, the Biolite BaseCamp Stove gives you wood-fired meals and charges your devices all at the same time. Using just small pieces of firewood or fallen branches for fuel, this thermo-electric stove converts heat to electricity, which charges an internal 2,200 mAh lithium-ion battery and powers a fan to increase the efficiency of the fire. That battery stores energy and has a five Watt USB power output to allow you to charge your devices when you want. The smart LED feedback dashboard shows you how strong the fire is and exactly how much power is being generated. The large grill has room for roughly ten burgers, making feeding a group easy, while the one-touch lever lets you control the flame for when you need to switch over to boiling water. After dark, the USB FlexLight illuminates whatever you're cooking with just the tap of the finger.

    • Thermoelectric stove uses solid biomass for fuel
    • 2,200 mAh lithium-ion battery
    • 5W USB power output charging time varies by strength of fire
    • Grill-to-boil level
    • Smart LED dashboard
    • Includes firestarters, fuel rack, ash tray, and gooseneck USB light
    • Item #BIO0001

    Tech Specs

    stainless steel, cast iron, high-temperature plastic
    Fuel Type
    BioLite BaseCamp stove, firestarters, fuel rack, ash tray, USB Gooseneck light, instructions
    13.25 in
    Claimed Weight
    17 lb 15.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Here's a photo of BioLite's product engineer, Tim, cooking what very well could be bacon. The light shining towards the camera is our FlexLight - a bendable 100-Lumen USB light that plugs right into the USB port on the power pack of the BaseCamp so you can see what you're cooking and be sure not to overcook that meat! The FlexLight is included in the box with your BaseCamp.


    Burning Wood

    To light a good fire, start with small pieces of kindling and a firestarter inside the burn chamber, then add logs like the ones pictured. As the ends burn away, don't forget to push the unburned sections into the burn chamber to keep your fire going.

    Tip: the higher the fan speed, the hotter the fire. Depending on what you're cooking, you generally won't need to set the fan to "high" in order to achieve a hot enough flame to cook over. Use a low fan setting for a mid-size or small flame, which will also increase burning time of the wood.

    Burning Wood

    Perfect for Big Groups

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Hey Guys - It's Jonathan from BioLite. You know how they say wood-fired food tastes better? Well, they're right. The BaseCamp is a great option for large format cooking in the outdoors, or at home. Our company took a couple of these on a recent camping trip and cooked all weekend for 30 people.

    3 words: Wood. Fired. Bacon.

    Switch between grill and open flame (for boiling water or pan cooking) and you can make virtually anything. While it's definitely not meant for backpacking, it's great for car camping, especially if you have a lot of mouths to feed and don't want to rely on a 2-burner stove running out of gas, etc.

    Warning: the attached photo contains no bacon.

    Perfect for Big Groups

    BaseCamp Stove

    The BioLite BaseCamp is a complete off-grid cooking and energy solution for groups, powered by wood. Thoughtful features like folding legs and a one-touch grill-to-boil lever make it easy and comfortable to use while BioLite's unique technology captures waste heat to produce electricity. The large cooktop and side fuel entry enable large-format cooking while an accompanying USB light aids in nighttime or low-light conditions.

    Thank you Backcountry!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The first one I got did not work properly but after contacting Backcountry support they were very helpful. They sent me a new one very fast and it works great. It has charged my lantern, flashlight, MP3 player and my portable speakers. I have cooked steaks, burgers, hot dogs, and boiled water. If the first one had worked I would have given it five stars.

    BaseCamp and Camping stove

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have both the BaseCamp and the Camping stove. They both work great. I have the grill and the KettlePot they work like a dream. I recently bought the BaseCamp and have used it 10 or 11 times and she is a brute. some of these guy on here leaving bad reviews must not really know what there doing or they haven't used anything like them before... I don't know but Im happy i have them for camping or emergencies.

    Not recommended

      Disappointed in overall performance of the boilite basecamp. I've built 5 fires using hickory wood. Only the last 2 fires got to "hot" status and finally got "full charge" on 5th fire. Seems that any found wood will not maintain a hot fire. Even a little moisture in the wood seems to cool the fire. Guess you need kild dried wood. I haven't tried charging my phone but I expect limited capacity.

      Makes Camping More Fun

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This stove is so easy to use. I'm loving the versatility and the light and the fact that I can cook the fish my husband catches (and cleans!) with WAY less trouble than with the old propane stove. The Carry Pack makes it easy to take with us. We have a couple of the small lights as well and they're awesome inside the tent!

      Hot fire, minor limitations

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I owned the BaseCamp stove for more than a year now, bought it from the store the week it came out. It was a great concept that provides heat, electricity, and light all in one package. In operation, very small amount of fuel (dried branches) was required to make a very hot fire. The fire is so hot it boils quicker than propane or white gas stoves. You do need to tend to the fire more frequently because the fire is so intense. The ventilation unit was very effective at increasing the efficiency of the burn. Very little debris remains even after a burn that filled the stove with wood. However, the branches need to be somewhat small (wrist thick at the largest) and not too long to fit into the stove. I bought a hand ax which solved this problem.

      Two minor limitations:
      1. The battery capacity is too small, 2200 mAh was not enough for most modern cellphones.
      2. When transporting the stove in a car, the pieces would rattle and make really annoying noises. The worst comes from the thin metal plate that sits on top of the stove. It will be nice to make that collapsible so it can be stowed in a pouch.