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Old 07-28-2015, 06:14 PM   #15
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@RogerDat: I'd love to put flexible solar on my next trailer. I have the tiny Biolite, it is very small and light. After a day of paddling it is easy to find a bits of wood, pinecones etc. Hot water in no time. Not too much to screw a person's carbon footprint. Drive a VW Jetta TDI diesel, so use very little fossil fuel otherwise ;-)
Where can a person buy or order the flexi solar? Have a great evening all!
Flexible one can just start with this

Follow the side links and what other people bought etc. or post a thread here "Which flexible solar panel?" Lot of members have gone that route since our eggs have curved roofs. Some nice set ups to learn from.

For kayak or canoe Google folding solar panel or search for 7 to 12 watt panels. There are some of these that are intended for charging phones and tablets directly.

I used a one burner fuel stove for cooking in inclement weather when I backpacked but would sometimes do the can sized hole for some tea or instant soup or oatmeal rather than use the stove. I have a knack for finding dry wood and carried heat tabs (fuel tablets). Of course it helps I don't live on the north wet coast ....

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Old 07-28-2015, 07:24 PM   #16
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Used to carry a solar panel but they were no help on cloudy days when kayaking. I have a solar panel for my Trillium to charge up my 12 volt works fine.

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Old 07-28-2015, 09:04 PM   #17
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I know a few people with the Bilote CampStove, and have used one a few times. At 2 lb it is not that heavy, and when compared to having to take along a litre or two of white gas, or a few butane canisters, it is very light.

There is usually no problem around here finding fuel for them. One buddy gathers during the day finger sized pieces of dried wood. The little sucker heats up quick, as once it is warm, the generator provides electricity to power an onboard fan, the whips the flames into a furry.

The charging of electronics through its USB port does work, and my friends keep their GPS and music player charger with it.

You can get a grill that fits on top of it too. Works great for meats and veggies.

It is first and foremost a stove with a heat powered fan, the USB charging is just a side benefit.

All-in-all, a very well thought out and designed stove, and for about $120, something I have considered. Would I bring it in my trailer....I doubt it. It would be for backcountry use only.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:11 PM   #18
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Thanks for the picture Jim,
This what I'm getting for Christmas, in only 154 or so days.....?
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:02 AM   #19
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I bought mine for winter camping. I have had every type of stove fail. We bought it when it was a concept stove. You know when they have enough ppl they will go into production. Cheaper then but not by much. Nothing I would use for the Trillium as of yet. We're never off the grid if the roads go there.

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