Fusing the survivalist simplicity of the campfire with leave-no-trace minimalism, the beautiful Biolite Camp Stove is a no-liquid-required backpacking stove that can also charge your gadgets. Burning tinder generates electricity, which then powers a fan that keeps the fire humming at an efficient burn and also creates enough power to charge devices that are plugged in to its side USB port. At just over two pounds, it's lighter than the competition (when you factor in fuel), and lighter also than most portable solar panels or an equivalent renewable power source. [$129; biolitestove.com]
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