Bonfire, the Tripod Burner: all the fun of a cookout with none of the work

Evan Blass
E. Blass|01.21.07

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Evan Blass
January 21st, 2007
In this article: camping, cooking, kitchen, outdoors
Bonfire, the Tripod Burner: all the fun of a cookout with none of the work

Perhaps the best part about being a camp counselor was making our wards risk mosquito bites and poison ivy in order to collect dirty, rotting wood for their campfires -- while we sat around laughing and planning the evening's snipe hunt. Well one of those poor souls must have grown up to become a product designer bent on saving future generations from such cruel torture, and the result is a portable "bonfire" that you can fold up and slip into a knapsack or strap onto your pack mule. Designer Yu-ri Lee's "Tripod Burner" is little more than a three-legged gas stove that supports the cooking surface of your choice, but because of its unique shape, makes the perfect companion for a small tailgating party or romantic picnic in the woods. Unfortunately the 2007 iF Award-winning stove is only a concept for now -- meaning you won't see it on sale at Target anytime soon -- so if you want a real bonfire whose flames kiss the forest's leafy canopy, a crew of indentured campers is still your best bet.
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