Mobile devices have forever changed the backcountry camping experience, and with the new FlameStower, happy campers all over the wild will be able to keep those devices charged.
FlameStower is a portable and lightweight USB charging system bringing you a backcountry charging option for your phone, GPS, LED light or any portable device. It works by converting the thermal energy of a campfire or stove into usable power by heating a blade on one end and using water reservoir cooling the other end creating a thermal difference that generates power. The amount of power generated depends on the thermal difference meaning a hotter blade and cooler water creates more power for a maximum power output of three watts, effectively doubling the time of a home charge.
FlameStower is more than a camping accessory; finding an open flame, even a candle and some water will generate power in any survival, disaster or outage situation. FlameStower will sell for 80 bucks and is due out toward the end of the year; you can be one of the first to grab your own by supporting their Kickstarter campaign.