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Leaves No Trace, Packs up smaller than a Camping Chair. Weighs just 8 lbs. Adaptable accessories for any type of fire.
Leaves No Trace, Packs up smaller than a Camping Chair. Weighs just 8 lbs. Adaptable accessories for any type of fire.
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Fireside Industries is a research and development company that is committed to enhancing and improving outdoor fire products. Fire is as old as mankind; however, as technology advanced, fire pit technology has virtually stayed the same. Improvements such as fire safety, fire convenience, and clean burn technology are just some of the leading concepts in our product development. 

Take Your Fire Pit With You - Anywhere!

The Pop-Up Pit was created as a way to safely allow anyone to have a fire pit where they need it when they need it. Traditional fire pits are heavy, bulky pits that rust if left outside. The Pop-Up Pits aerospace inspired design uses entirely Rust-Proof materials to ensure you get years of use out of your pit. 

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The Pop-Up Pit Goes Anywhere From the beach to the Alps, right to your favorite fishin' spot
The Pop-Up Pit Goes Anywhere From the beach to the Alps, right to your favorite fishin' spot

Perfect Burns - Less Smoke, Less Ash

The Pop-Up Pit measures 24" x 24" x 15" when fully opened. Large enough to have the whole family enjoy the campfire. Unlike other fire pits the Pop-Up Pit allows for maximum airflow meaning your fires burn brighter with less smoke

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Folds Up Smaller Than A Camping Chair

The Most Portable Full-Sized Fire Pit. Ever.
The Most Portable Full-Sized Fire Pit. Ever.

The Pop-Up Pit measures only 5" x 5" x 27" when folded up in its carrying bag and weighs less than 8 lbs. Pack it in your car, boat, or simply over your shoulder. 

Pop-Up Pit (left) with its bag next to a standard camping chair (right)
Pop-Up Pit (left) with its bag next to a standard camping chair (right)

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From the backyard to the backwoods the Pop-Up Pit works anywhere
From the backyard to the backwoods the Pop-Up Pit works anywhere

Reimagining The Backyard Fire Pit

The Pop-Up Pit's unique modern design makes it perfect for any backyard setting while its rugged engineering means it can withstand any backwoods trip. 

Smoke-Free Burn - With Its Modern Design The Pop-Up Pit is Perfect For Any Backyard
Smoke-Free Burn - With Its Modern Design The Pop-Up Pit is Perfect For Any Backyard

Rock Solid Stability and Design

The Pop-Up Pit weighs less than 8 pounds, yet it is fully capable of holding 125lbs of weight. 

Incredible weight to strength ratio
Incredible weight to strength ratio

Clean Burn Technology:

How Clean Burn Works
How Clean Burn Works

 Our patent-pending Clean Burn Technology and design means your fire burns with less smoke for a more enjoyable campfire experience. 

Other fire pits limit the airflow into your pit meaning your fire doesn't reach its optimal combustion. By allowing air to flow underneath the Pop-Up Pit your fuel burns completely - less smoke, less mess. 

Even Once Your Fire Has Died Down It Continues to Burn Hot Reducing Your Fire To Nothing But White Ash
Even Once Your Fire Has Died Down It Continues to Burn Hot Reducing Your Fire To Nothing But White Ash

Accessories:

  • Heat Shield - Allows for fires on heat-sensitive surfaces such as grass and wood decks. Est. Arrival June 2018
  • Grill Grate - Portable non-stick, no-flareup grilling grates designed exclusively for the Pop-Up Pit. These grates will be Dutch Oven ready. Est. Arrival Aug 2018
  • Propane Attachment - Convert your Pop-Up Pit to a propane fire pit for those drier days. Est. Arrival Jan 2019 
  • Smoker Box - Convert your fire pit into a smoker. Est. arrival - Jan 2019 
  • More To Come Early 2019
  • Kickstarter Backers Will Recieve All Future Accessories at a 20% discount. 
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Risks and challenges

One of our biggest constraints, as with many start-ups, is the financial burden that comes with trying to develop a new product/technology. That's why we've come to you, the Kickstarter community to help us bring our dream to life.

Our $10,000 goal will help pay for tooling for production and scaling our manufacturing process.

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    Pop-Up Pit Outdoor T-Shirt

    This limited run High-Quality T-Shirt says you've with us since Day 1 - Thank You for your continued support!

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    Kickstarter Exclusive - Pop-Up Pit

    Get one of the first Pop-Up Pits off the production line.
    This highly versatile fire pit will change the way you have and enjoy your fires.

    Save $30 (MSRP $89.95)

    Thanks for joining the team!

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    Early Bird - Pit and Shield

    Receive one of the first Pop-Up Pits and the custom-built heat shield to allow for fires on heat-sensitive surfaces.

    Save $10 by being one of the first to back us!

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    Last Chance Early Bird Combo

    Receive one of the first Pop-Up Pits and the custom-built heat shield to allow for fires on heat-sensitive surfaces.

    Total Savings of $ 40

    **for Robert, Barry, and Shiela thanks for IM and comments **

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    PopUp Pit, Heat Shield, +1 Fire Mesh

    You get everything you need and a backup Fire Mesh. This Go Anywhere Fire Pit will allow years of safe fires without the heavy smoke or major clean up.

    SAVE $45 (MSRP 129.95)

    Includes:
    - Portable Pop-Up Pit
    - Heat Shield
    - Extra Fire Mesh

    *Thank You Brian B. and Meg L. for suggesting this level!*

    Anyone who has pledged $85 will get this extra Fire Mesh shipped with their reward.

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    Get it All Plus a Spare

    Receive one of the first Pop-Up Pits, the custom-built heat shield to allow for fires on heat-sensitive surfaces and a custom T-Shirt. Also, get an extra Fire Mesh to get double the fires out of your new portable Pop-Up Pit.

    SAVE $50 (MRSP 149.95)

    Includes:
    - Pop-Up Pit
    - Heat Shield
    - Custom T-shirt
    - 1 Extra Fire Mesh

    * Thank you Meg L. for your suggestion*

    All $100 Pledges will receive the extra Fire Mesh when their reward will be shipped.

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    Double Down

    Get two Pop-Up Pits. Father's day is right around the corner!

    Save $65 (MSRP 179.99)

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    Double-Double

    Get Two Pop-Up Pits and Two Heat Shields. Need I say more?

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    Pop-Up Pit + H.S. w/ Custom Engraving

    Get your name laser engraved on two Pop-Up Pits and sewn into your carrying bag and heat shield.

    Includes:
    - Two Pop-Up Pits w/ Personalized Badging
    - Two Heat Shield w/ Custom embroidering
    - Two custom carrying cases
    - Founder sweatshirt
    - Signed photo collection of all prototype and development steps.

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    Early Bird Special - Pop-Up Pit

    Get one of the first Pop-Up Pits off the production line. Be one of the first to back and get exclusive pricing!

    Save $30 (MSRP $89.95)

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    Pop-Up Pit + Heat Shield Combo

    Receive one of the first Pop-Up Pits and the custom-built heat shield to allow for fires on heat-sensitive surfaces.

    *Thank You Brian B. for suggesting this level!*

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    Early Bird Combo Pack

    Receive one of the first Pop-Up Pits, the custom-built heat shield to allow for fires on heat-sensitive surfaces and a custom T-Shirt.

    Save $35 (MSRP $134.95)

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