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2012-06-16 03:02:18 PM
Want.
 
2012-06-16 03:32:35 PM
Thanks Subby. Just ordered one.
 
2012-06-16 03:38:01 PM
I came here to criticize people who can't go without gadgets but I'm ordering one of these magnificent stoves. I hope subby is getting a commission.
Good find.
 
2012-06-16 03:45:23 PM
My son went camping last year and I saw he had just posted something on facebook. So I texted him and said "I thought you were camping? Are you in a town or something?" He said "I am camping. We're sitting around the camp fire right now"

Son... that's not camping.
 
2012-06-16 03:55:13 PM
I wont use it for camping (mainly because I don't camp) but I will use it when my area suffers one of it's regular winter power outages. I can cook up a nice hot meal or make some coffee while recharging my Kindle.
 
2012-06-16 04:04:14 PM
It kind of stops being "camping" if you can plug things in, but this does seem like useful emergency gear.
 
2012-06-16 04:20:49 PM
Oh yeah, we're getting one.
 
2012-06-16 05:00:59 PM

9beers: How come you can't buy the larger stove?


It looks like it is probably intended primarily for use in third world countries. So organizations which help them will probably get the priority once they start production. I'm guessing the small one was a proof of concept and after making it the company realized that it would make a great camp stove.
 
2012-06-16 05:18:49 PM
meh
800mA

I wonder what the city of chicago would think of me using this in the park ...
 
2012-06-16 05:24:07 PM
how long before they are back-ordered ?

Noah_Tall: I wont use it for camping (mainly because I don't camp) but I will use it when my area suffers one of it's regular winter power outages. I can cook up a nice hot meal or make some coffee while recharging my Kindle.


you know .... I was thinking just this ...
and low CO, so I could use it in the house for heat, cooking and charging phone ...
of course, if WWZ starts, there wont really be anyone to call ...
 
2012-06-16 05:35:17 PM

namatad: of course, if WWZ starts, there wont really be anyone to call ...


But you can still play Angry Birds, so there's that.
 
2012-06-16 05:35:53 PM

Noah_Tall: I wont use it for camping (mainly because I don't camp) but I will use it when my area suffers one of it's regular winter power outages. I can cook up a nice hot meal or make some coffee while recharging my Kindle.


not a bad idea. As an emergency item, this would be pretty good.
 
2012-06-16 05:37:36 PM
Can you drink the water that it boils to power the generator? Could be useful.

They need to make it smaller before I'll use it though. Like just have the turbine in some form that I can toss into a fire pit of my own making.

All of you saying "that's not camping" are doing it wrong. I really don't want my gps running out of batteries in the middle of nowhere.
 
2012-06-16 06:06:40 PM

serial_crusher: Can you drink the water that it boils to power the generator? Could be useful..


It doesn't use water. Steam turbines are old. It uses thermocouples.
 
2012-06-16 06:11:56 PM
i.imgur.com

Wow. I can't in any way justify it but I want one. I want on in that Malo Mart Castle Town branch kind of way.
 
2012-06-16 06:25:27 PM

Man On A Mission: namatad: of course, if WWZ starts, there wont really be anyone to call ...

But you can still play Angry Birds, so there's that.


and set a wake up alarm ...
 
2012-06-16 06:28:26 PM

namatad: Man On A Mission: namatad: of course, if WWZ starts, there wont really be anyone to call ...

But you can still play Angry Birds, so there's that.

and set a wake up alarm ...


Alarms are for city-slickers. Real outdoorsmen smear their sleeping bags with liverwurst and let the bears wake them up.
 
2012-06-16 06:39:44 PM
What's the science behind this anyway? How is a fire producing electricity?
 
2012-06-16 06:44:39 PM

serial_crusher: All of you saying "that's not camping" are doing it wrong. I really don't want my gps running out of batteries in the middle of nowhere.


Where are you that you need GPS that badly? Have you ever looked up at night?


I'd still get one of these, because while I'm all fox and grapes about gps because kids today, I do like me some tunes and some cameras.
 
2012-06-16 06:48:12 PM
put me also into the "this is another useless....wow, where are my credit cards?" camp
 
2012-06-16 06:48:41 PM

styckx: What's the science behind this anyway? How is a fire producing electricity?


Peltier effect iirc.
 
2012-06-16 06:49:54 PM

styckx: What's the science behind this anyway? How is a fire producing electricity?


farkin' magic.
 
2012-06-16 06:56:38 PM
Good luck charging an iPad on 2W continuous.
 
2012-06-16 06:56:43 PM

FloydA: It kind of stops being "camping" if you can plug things in, but this does seem like useful emergency gear.


Depends on your definition of camping. In New Jersey camping = "I'm 30 and want to take pictures of me holding large liquid bottles, getting trashed and acting like an asshole at a campsite a mile from civilization" .. So yeah..
 
2012-06-16 06:59:41 PM
Where

serial_crusher: All of you saying "that's not camping" are doing it wrong. I really don't want my gps running out of batteries in the middle of nowhere.



Man people are such pansies nowadays. "Oh noes my GPS batteries will run out!" You don't need a farking GPS to camp, you don't need a clunky portable USB stove to charge it with, and if you're dragging your little tech world along with you out to nature, you're doing it way wrong. Ever wonder what people did 6-7 years ago before commercial GPS? I surely can't imagine myself, too terrible to posit.
 
2012-06-16 07:08:20 PM

D_Evans45: Whereserial_crusher: All of you saying "that's not camping" are doing it wrong. I really don't want my gps running out of batteries in the middle of nowhere.


Man people are such pansies nowadays. "Oh noes my GPS batteries will run out!" You don't need a farking GPS to camp, you don't need a clunky portable USB stove to charge it with, and if you're dragging your little tech world along with you out to nature, you're doing it way wrong. Ever wonder what people did 6-7 years ago before commercial GPS? I surely can't imagine myself, too terrible to posit.


When things went bad? They died in the woods while search and rescue teams spent countless amounts of tax money looking for their carcasses.

On a day to day basis, I'm more interested in tracking my pace and mileage, so yeah neither of those is something I "need".

In terms of getting lost, would you turn your nose up at a paper map and a compass as much as you do to GPS?
 
2012-06-16 07:12:05 PM

Noah_Tall: serial_crusher: Can you drink the water that it boils to power the generator? Could be useful..

It doesn't use water. Steam turbines are old. It uses thermocouples.


Ah. I just saw the bottle of water in that one pic. I guess that was for size reference.
Didn't watch the video but did notice that it was right next to some water, so I figured that was involved.
 
2012-06-16 07:12:29 PM

serial_crusher: All of you saying "that's not camping" are doing it wrong. I really don't want my gps running out of batteries in the middle of nowhere.


Mostly this, but I'm thinking more in terms of a USB adaptor to charge the batteries for my headlamp on an extended trip.

/Gets mighty dark in the deep woods, up in the mountains on a rainy night and I'm not going to be one of those wasteful, high impact campers who builds a huge fire just for a little light.
//Might be great to recharge camera batteries, too.
 
2012-06-16 07:12:40 PM
The future is HIPSTER
 
2012-06-16 07:15:55 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: serial_crusher: All of you saying "that's not camping" are doing it wrong. I really don't want my gps running out of batteries in the middle of nowhere.

Mostly this, but I'm thinking more in terms of a USB adaptor to charge the batteries for my headlamp on an extended trip.

/Gets mighty dark in the deep woods, up in the mountains on a rainy night and I'm not going to be one of those wasteful, high impact campers who builds a huge fire just for a little light.
//Might be great to recharge camera batteries, too.


Ooh, what headlamp do you use? Does it charge directly via USB, or do you have a separate charger for regular sized batteries?

My princetontec apex pro uses crappy cr123 batteries that are a pain in the ass to find, but it's bright as hell.
 
2012-06-16 07:16:32 PM
It kind of stops being camping if you bring matches.
 
2012-06-16 07:19:15 PM

RoyBatty: It kind of stops being camping if you bring matches.


Look everyone, it's Les Stroud on Fark!
 
2012-06-16 07:20:04 PM
yeah but does it use overpriced monster cables?
 
2012-06-16 07:24:32 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: yeah but does it use overpriced monster cables?


No but if the flame ever goes out, you can only relight it with a $400 book of Apple brand matches.
 
2012-06-16 07:25:17 PM

serial_crusher: In terms of getting lost, would you turn your nose up at a paper map and a compass as much as you do to GPS?


If the compass could run out of juice? Yes.

Besides, when I go camping, I don't do cross country treks in big mountain country. I'd love to, but living in PA there's limited space for camping legally. So I usually just stick to certain trails. With blazes and mile makers, you can chart your own speed and with backpacking, shaving off every ounce helps at the end of the day, so often I don't bring ANYTHING with batteries.
 
2012-06-16 07:29:00 PM

styckx: RoyBatty: It kind of stops being camping if you bring matches.

Look everyone, it's Les Stroud on Fark!


Les, I love your show. I usually watch it while sitting on the couch eating junk food pretendInf I'm a 1/10th the man you are.
 
2012-06-16 07:29:52 PM

styckx: What's the science behind this anyway? How is a fire producing electricity?


biolitestove.com
 
2012-06-16 07:31:56 PM
If you didn't bother to fully charge your GPS before you left home, you should probably stay out of the woods?


Anyway, call me when they make one that'll power my camping mini fridge and widescreen tv.
 
2012-06-16 07:37:08 PM
Link
seebeck or peltier or both

the FAN is keep the cool side cold, with the side benefit of stoking the firing
 
2012-06-16 07:38:05 PM
It's about time that someone produced a generator based on the Sterling Engine.
 
2012-06-16 07:43:45 PM

FloydA: It kind of stops being "camping" if you can plug things in, but this does seem like useful emergency gear.



RoyBatty: It kind of stops being camping if you bring matches.


styckx: RoyBatty: It kind of stops being camping if you bring matches.

Look everyone, it's Les Stroud on Fark!


???
 
2012-06-16 07:52:54 PM

StingerJ: Good luck charging an iPad on 2W continuous.


I'm guessing it would show the not charging message. My first thought after reading the headline.
 
2012-06-16 08:26:41 PM

AbbeySomeone: I came here to criticize people who can't go without gadgets but I'm ordering one of these magnificent stoves. I hope subby is getting a commission.
Good find.


Maybe. I'd swear this had to have been on Fark before, as I don't keep up with this sort of thing and I knew about this some time ago.
 
2012-06-16 08:49:48 PM

AbbeySomeone: I came here to criticize people who can't go without gadgets but I'm ordering one of these magnificent stoves. I hope subby is getting a commission.
Good find.


I kinda did the same thing... I clicked thinking, "This is some kinda over-gadgety BS", but this actually a REALLY good idea. Not only do I want the small one, I want one of the big one's, too.
 
2012-06-16 09:38:07 PM
Science wins again!
You kick ass, science
 
2012-06-16 09:42:33 PM
dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-06-16 11:17:50 PM

serial_crusher: When things went bad? They died in the woods while search and rescue teams spent countless amounts of tax money looking for their carcasses.

In terms of getting lost, would you turn your nose up at a paper map and a compass as much as you do to GPS?



I don't imagine the number of lost hikers and wasted rescue has plummeted significantly since the advent of the GPS. I'm a bit of a hiker actually, and Ive gotten by for nearly a decade now without GPS or a map and compass. I actually stay aware of my surroundings and stick to the trails when Im in unfamiliar terrain, you know, common sense. Even pretty inebriated, be it just booze or some heavy hallucinogens. It isn't *that* hard. Unless you're doing some wild backpacking miles out through the edge of the wilderness or something, most campers are in fair proximity to other camp grounds/campers or well beaten trails. I get by all the time even on not-so-well-beaten trails, away from camp grounds, at times hours away from wherever the hell I parked.

USB stoves, little devices that track your exact pace and mileages, latitude longitude, iPads, what the fark is the point of getting out to nature if you're just going to use technology to ruin it. Go hike up to the top of that hill, to check your Facebook? Stream last nights Glee on your iPad (if you're even getting service out there)? Whatever the hell happened to sitting around fire with your friends/family, or some real serious reflection/introspection if you're alone. Getting out to nature is a sweet escape from the hustle and worries of life, a break from the hassles of constantly being connected to everyone and everything like a damn data umbilical.
 
2012-06-16 11:18:51 PM

styckx: What's the science behind this anyway? How is a fire producing electricity?


Fire Hot.
 
2012-06-16 11:40:41 PM

Tillmaster: It's about time that someone produced a generator based on the Sterling Engine.


um
but this isnt it
 
2012-06-16 11:56:54 PM
Great.

You guys are going to be able to charge your iPads in your backyard.
 
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