The BioLite CampStove 2+ Creates a Campfire and Keeps Your Phone from Dying

BioLite’s new CampStove 2+ is a portable, wood camp stove that generates electricity to charge your phone.

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Calling all extreme hikers and avid campers: The BioLite CampStove 2+, the latest wood camp stove from BioLite’s firepit line, turns fire into electricity so you can cook a meal and charge your gear simultaneously. You read that correctly. You can charge phones, battery packs, headlamps and more with twigs, wood scraps and pellets.

Plus, the CampStove 2+ is ultra-portable. It weighs just slightly over two pounds and packs down to the size of a 32-ounce water bottle. If you’re looking for the latest easy-to-pack, multipurpose camping gear, keep reading for all the details about the new CampStove 2+. We think it’s pretty darn cool.

What is the BioLite CampStove 2+? 

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The CampStove 2+ is a lightweight wood camp stove that produces a small, smokeless fire. That fire converts flame into electricity you can use to boil water or grill food while charging a phone or headlamp. The CampStove 2+ holds three watts of electricity, so you can use the power module to charge devices with the USB port immediately or store the electricity for later use.

With the CampStove 2+, smoke is burnt off before it has a chance to leave the fire, which means no smoke or fumes in your face. You can even control the size of the flames in your CampStove with different fan speed settings that are monitored on the stove’s smart LED dashboard. The dashboard also tells you how hot your fire is and how much battery you have available for charging.

When it comes to cooking, the CampStove is compatible with the CampStove Complete Cook Kit, which includes the BioLite Portable Grill, KettlePot and Coffee Set for all your eating and drinking needs while out on the trails.


  • Ultra-lightweight and portable
  • Includes a USB flex light
  • Updated 3,200 mAh internal battery
  • Burns sticks, wood scraps or pellets
  • Holds 3W of power
  • Boils 1L in less than 5 minutes
  • Charges devices with or without a live fire
  • Four fan speed settings circulate air
  • Aluminum legs fold up for storage
  • Exterior heat mesh creates protective barrier
  • Compatible with BioLite cooking accessories


  • Expensive
  • Battery can take a long time to charge

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How to Use the CampStove 2+

BioLite’s CampStove 2+ has two parts: The stainless-steel burn chamber and the orange power module that you can pre-charge at home for added power supply before camping or hiking. To set up the CampStove, you’ll insert the power module into the burn chamber and lock it into place by extending the three aluminum legs at the bottom of the chamber.

You’ll want to be sure to use the CampStove on level, clear ground to avoid fire hazards. To start your fire, you’ll want to start with good fuel such as hardwoods like oak and maple because they burn longer. You can also use BioLite food-safe pellets for extended burn time and cooking. You do not want to use charcoal, liquid fuels or wet or green wood as fuel in your CampStove. Those fuels will smoke and burn poorly.

Once you have your wood or pellets handy, you’ll want to pack the burn chamber with fuel. A fire starter can be useful for lighting a quick fire. After your fire builds, you can use larger pieces of wood to keep it burning. When the fire is built to your liking, you can use it to grill food and boil water with the BioLite cooking attachments.

The CampStove uses a thermal electric generator to capture heat from the fire and produce electricity for charging outdoor gear. The power module holds electricity and can charge your devices when detached from the burning chamber.

Check out the video below for more tips and tricks for using the CampStove 2+.

Where to Buy the CampStove 2+

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The CampStove 2+ retails for around $150, and you can buy it directly from BioLite or, if you’re a Prime member, you can buy it from Amazon for quick shipping. To get the most out of your CampStove, you’ll want to check out the CampStove Complete Cook Kit, which is also available at BioLite and on Amazon.

Snag the new CampStove 2+ in time for your next camping trip and cook food, make coffee and stay charged wherever, whenever—even in the middle of the woods.

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Mary Henn
Mary Henn, MFA is an Associate Shopping Editor at Family Handyman. She’s also a national award-winning writer and journalist. Her expertise lies in interior design, home decor, gardening and outdoor trends. When she’s not working on the latest content at FHM, you can find her reading poetry or hiking with her dog, Henry.