While the field of ‘heating up water’ hasn’t been begging for significant scientific advances over the years, gadget makers have been happy to oblige.
Get Outdoors got the scoop on the Heatgear Firestick, a way to heat up a water bottle to near-boiling without having to light any fires. Based on military technology, the Firestick automatically adjusts its output for various elevation and fuel levels, and even shuts itself off once the water reaches 90 degrees Celsius.
Heating up water in a gas stove isn’t the hardest thing to do, but the idea of just sticking this tube into my Nalgene in the morning and catching a few more z’s while my tea water heats up is pretty appealing. Although, as this video demonstration shows, the canisters would take up a bit of room in the ol’ backpack:
How to operate the Heatstick from Heatgear from Lighthiker on Vimeo.
The product site appears to be in the early stages, so it may be a little while before this hits any store shelves near you. But it may be worth checking out if you’re looking for new and exciting ways to warm up some H2O.
Via Get Outdoors Blog.