If a lawyer is caught in a Canadian forest, and their phone battery dies leaving them without e-mail and phone access, are they still a lawyer? We don’t need to contemplate this technologically-modified philosophical question any further, because soon you can power your cell phone with a camp fire.
You can now charge your phone by burning simple wood from said fire using a new product called the BioLite CampStove. You’re also being environmental by using this product, because it only takes excess heat from the stove to convert into electricity.
The worst part is that clients will no longer buy the excuse that you’re going up to your cottage and can’t be reached for the weekend. Don’t be too surprised if your quarterly bonus from the managing partner comes in the form of a six-pack and a BioLite CampStove for the road.
Family camping trips can now be expected to be accompanied by glowing screens around the marshmallow roast. Angry Birds will chirp in tents throughout the night. But as Colbert notes, at least there’s an app for scaring bears away.