In 2012, BioLite launched its CampStove, which provided campers with a wood-powered stove that didn't require any cylinders of fuel, with the added bonus of being able to power electronics. Relatively compact and certainly novel, it was a hit, and made it possible for BioLite to produce the HomeStove, an improvement on the open fires that three billion people use worldwide. This week, BioLite has launched the BaseCamp Stove, turning their concept into an awesome portable grill.
At the flip of a switch, the BaseCamp's fire pattern turns from a concentrated stove top — for boiling — and spreads over the entire surface for grilling. Certainly more convenient than rigging a grate over a fire pit, the BaseCamp keeps the fire contained and leaves less of a trace.