At BioLite we believe our products are only as good as the experiences of our users.
We have seen people take us all over the globe, hack our packaging into prototype models, and spark young minds with the strike of a match. It’s truly inspiring to see what people are doing out when they unbox our CampStove and take it out into the world.
We've received hundreds of stories of the BioLite Community bringing Energy Everywhere. Over the next year, we will highlight four people doing awesome things in the areas of Outdoors, Adventure, Science, and Humanitarianism. These are the BioLite FireStarters.
And it's time to meet our first FireStarter: Chad
Chad B hails from Orlando, Florida and is embarking on an epic outdoor trek through the summer and fall of 2013. He and two friends will hike through 70 miles of backcountry trails at Mammoth Cave National Park then head over to Europe for a month of hiking and biking through Ireland, France, Switzerland, and Germany (wrapping up right in time for Oktoberfest - good planning).
What caught our eye about Chad B was no only his impressive itinerary (not to mention his pretty cool day job as a forensic photographer), but his commitment to telling his story as a way to motivate others to get outside and see all that nature has to offer. He'll be documenting his travels via Outdoor Nation, a non-profit dedicated to reconnecting youth with the outdoors. His goal is to create a real-time dialogue with readers, making them feel like a part of his trip and inspiring them to go and plan an adventure of their own.
Chad's trip kicks off in late May - stay tuned for photos, videos, and reports of his first hike!
Think you have what it takes to be a BioLite FireStarter? Download the application here