Camping Cooking

Tegstove helps to keep bellies, cell phones full while camping

While some people like to go camping in the great outdoors to get away from it all, and away from electronic devices in particular, the idea of “roughing it” certainly isn’t appealing to everyone. For many, completely doing away with modern conveniences is too much of a hassle.

The Tegstove presents a nice solution to that dilemma. The Tegstove is a multifaceted camping stove designed for folks who like to camp but still want to keep the ease of modern day living within reach. The stove lets users cook meals via butane gas, store energy via a thermoelectric generator, and perhaps most importantly, charge their electronic devices.

Overall, the Tegstove seems like an interesting product worth checking out. Camping lovers might also want to check out Campfire in a Can, Charby, Mini-E Camping Stove and Propane Porter. This campaign seeks to raise $50,000 by May 6, 2015.  Early backers can get one stove for $99 with an expected delivery of September 2015.


Energi 2K offers cheap phone charging via battery or flip-out plug

Energi 2KWaiting for gadgets to charge can be inconvenient and time consuming. But there’s little in life that’s more frustrating than a smart phone or tablet that dies when most needed. Energi 2K offers a solution to those days when getting to an outlet or computer to charge a gadget is impossible, but critical. When the charger needs to be recharged, it plugs into any wall outlet, and then the prongs fold down for easy toting.  The brightly colored travel charger is battery operated and has both a USB port and plug for on-the-go charging and is that rare crowdfunding product that beats a lot of competitors on price, in no part due to Tylt  — which previously funded a power backpack — being a more established company than many first-time funding seekers. Early bird backers can get one product for $20 with an expected delivery of July 2014. Expected retail is $39.99.