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Source: Biolite

Biolite's Smokeless Fire Pit Makes Camping Easy On The Environment

By Tessa Love

If you're a nature lover, you probably love nothing more than being in the great outdoors on a starlit night, roasting marshmallows on the open fire, and cooking a meal on your trusty camp stove. But that means you also probably care about the environment and don't want to contribute to environmental destruction. And the bad news is, that campfire releases carbon and soot into the atmosphere, and burning wood isn't exactly the most efficient fuel source, not to mention the propane required to fuel that stove. Luckily, one company is developing products that will allow you to keep up your favorite pastime without harming the environment.

Biolite has several products aimed at greening up your camp experience. Its portable CampStove is a thermoelectric stove that allows weekend campers to cook meals and boil water without the use of fossil fuels or other non-renewable sources. By using handfuls of small biomass materials such as twigs and windfall branches, CampStove cuts fuel consumption in half and harmful emissions by 90 percent. On top of that, the surplus energy created by the biomass is converted into electricity, which can be used to charge your phones and tablets.