Seen below is the BioLite, an exciting new cooking appliance being marketed to campers and rural communities. There are actually two variants of the BioLite, the CampStove and HomeStove. Both are fueled by a moderate amount of natural residue—wood, dung, or husks—which creates enough power to juice a cellphone.
Oh yes, the BioLite juices cellphones. The makers also claim that aside from its lightweight build and compact size, it can seriously contribute to cleaning the air. On top of that, it reduces deforestation. Hmmm.
Call us stupid, but reasoning the BioLite’s use reduces deforestation because it needs less wood is kinda suspicious. Deforestation is often the consequence of unregulated/illicit logging, not poor people who fetch fallen branches and chop dead trees (or pick up dried cow dung) to satisfy their cooking needs. Ahhh, marketing, why must you confuse us?
Anyway, whether it be the clever design or smart engineering, the BioLite is top dog. We wouldn’t mind having it in our kitchen. This comes highly recommended for serious outdoors type people.