Camping Charging Pot

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Going off the grid is great and all, but our 21st century way of life does have its luxuries. Mix roughin' it and convenience of GPS with this innovative charging pot. As simple as boiling water, just place the pot over the campfire, and as the water begins to heat, it uses the energy produced to generate up to 5-watts of power and charge your USB-connected electronics.

Made of hard-anodized aluminum, this versatile design should only be used with water, soup, or liquids that can be brought to a boil. However, an included lid doubles as a frying pan for solid foods. Care for a side of scrambled eggs with your cell service?
aluminum, electrical components
5" H x 5.5" Dia.

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Cassie, UncommonGoods

April 01, 2014 04:52:32 PM

This creative way to charge your gadgets--even in the middle of the wilderness--is pretty ingenious. Would you take one on your next camping trip?

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April 07, 2014 05:09:32 PM

But how do you keep your electronics from falling into the fire? Does the pot retain the energy produced by the boiling so it can be removed from the fire and electronics can be connected?

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April 07, 2014 05:22:19 PM

I don't go camping, so I would not purchase this.

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April 07, 2014 07:42:31 PM

5 watts of power? not likely to provide enough - better to invest in a portable charger.

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April 07, 2014 09:14:58 PM

Love it!

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April 08, 2014 07:44:36 AM

Like the idea but what prevents the cord from burning in the fire??


April 08, 2014 09:10:11 AM

boiling liquids and electronics? umm... no....


April 08, 2014 09:53:08 AM

Interesting item but I question the length of the cord, the fire resistance of the cord and how long would it take to charge your device to a useful level on 5-watts of power. These questions could be due to ignorance so maybe the description could be improved.

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April 08, 2014 12:25:35 PM

I would be concerned about having electronics near heat and water. Plus, you would be required to start a fire and boil water for it to work, but what if there is no need for boiled water at that time, or no place to build a fire. In addition, you can find a small, cheap external charger that can be used anywhere at anytime.

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April 12, 2014 07:42:23 PM

I don't camp but it could be useful for people who do.

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April 12, 2014 09:30:24 PM

great idea and useful during camping!

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April 13, 2014 10:06:27 AM

I saw this on shark tank 4-11-14

thanks for commenting