There are hundreds of portable camp stoves out there that get the job done, but backpackers everywhere are getting excited for the BioLite CampStove for its USB-charging capabilities. No matter how far into the wild you go, digital technology is now a staple for backpackers everywhere, making the BioLite CampStove an attractive option for the digital camper.
While the USB port is a major breakthrough for campers, the actual stove is quite impressive as well. BioLite designed this product to burn compact fires using small plant matter instead of logs. A thermoelectric generator captures heat energy from the flames, charging a battery, which powers a fan that increases combustion by feeding more oxygen into the fire. The result is a clean, efficient fire with minimal smoke powerful enough to boil water and cook. Tests have shown the stove can boil a liter of water in seven to 14 minutes, on par with most wood burners on the market.
The USB-charging port utilizes the battery charged by the fire. If there is a surplus of energy, you can charge your device while the fire is burning. Unfortunately, this isn’t a replacement for your battery packs, as you can only charge while you are burning a fire, and only if it is powerful enough to create more energy than is needed to power the fan. Tests have shown an hour of charging will increase an iPhone’s charge by about 15 percent, so this device is better suited for topping off your already charged devices.
Widespread unrest in various parts of the world is disturbing enough, but when an airport protest is scheduled to take place at your local airport or at one you will be visiting in the near future, your getaway can quickly turn stressful. Here’s how to handle travel amid an airport protest.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Italy’s capital city is made up of 35 quarters and 22 distinct districts. While much of the hubbub is focused on Rome’s historic center, there are plenty of unique and exciting neighborhoods to explore.
If sitting upright surrounded by strangers for hours at a time sounds uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Economy seating isn’t optimized for comfort, but there are a few inventive ways to make your ride more enjoyable without shelling out extra dough for an upgrade.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
After forking over heaps of money for an airplane ticket, the thought of missing the flight due to illness can be disheartening. Whether you’re battling the sniffles or a serious illness, here’s how to tell whether you’re probably okay to fly versus when you should stay home and investigate your reimbursement options.