This is a special guest post written by our Beta Tester Kathleen it originally appeared on VanLife Diaries.
We do a lot of backpacking and camping and because of this, we're always looking for the best gear to maximize our experience outdoors.
We got to test out the new BioLite CampStove 2 for some van camping in Colorado’s Arapahoe National Forest.
Before BioLite came along, campers and backpackers were limited to using stoves that required propane canisters. Often times, these canisters were not refillable. Even when they were, fuel could easily leak and ruin gear.
With the Campstove 2, you don't have to worry about any of that. Just add some sticks and you have an instant fire. This stove has become our go-to item for all of our adventures.
The BioLite Campstove 2 has some added features that make it even better than the stove that came before.With 50% more power and integrated battery, you can feel assured that this stove will last for several days or weeks in the backcountry. You can charge your devices from the electricity generated from your fire, and you can even watch a LED dashboard to see your fire strength, power output and fan speed settings.
It would be easy for BioLite to keep producing the same products as they are tried and true, but we are grateful that they keep pushing the envelope to make them even better. The upgrades made to this stove make it more efficient, reliable and user-friendly.
We love taking turns adding sticks and warming our fingers.Our camping experience is enriched because we are able to create a fire anywhere.
Nearly half the planet lacks clean, affordable household energy, cooking meals on smoky open fires and having little or no electricity in their homes. By supporting BioLite, we are helping others.
We’re all about companies that give back and that’s why we continue to support BioLite’s products and mission.
Follow Kathleen's travels on her blog Tiny House Tiny Footprint or via Instagram.