As someone who loves to hike, backpack, and just enjoy the outdoors I have owned and tried multiple survival tools; I'm pretty sure you have too. I was tired of carrying multiple devices (e.g. fire starter, tinder, flare gun, para-cord, etc.) and decided to merge everything into one simple, minimal, and lightweight tool; The Endure Survival Pen. If every day carry doesn't interest you, then this is just an awesome tool to add to your pack when heading out!
Why a pen? Because a pen is something most of us use in our every day lives from grocery lists and checks to notes and sketches. This makes it perfect for an Everyday Carry (EDC). Surprisingly enough, a pen in a survival situation can help dramatically (e.g. creating a map, keeping track of time, noting specific plants/landmarks, etc.).
The Endure Survival Pen has been designed with the worst case scenario in mind, LOST. The key to survival is being able to start a fire and being found. The Endure provides the tools to do just that, in any condition.
- Precision machined from Titanium for durability
- Ferrocerium Rod
- Flare Launcher (Can shoot flares, bear bangers, comet flares, and whistlers)- standard flares come in red, green and white.
- 3.5 Ft para-cord with inner core that can be used as tinder
- Multi-use spike, used for digging/snare post/breaking glass/etc.
- Ballpoint pen, uses LAMY M22 refill.
- Hardened steel clip that can be used as a striker
- Weight: Approx - 2.4 oz Length: 5.5 inches Diameter: 0.5 inches
What's so special about the para-cord? I have partnered with Live Fire Gear, LLC, who has created 550 FireCord. 550 FireCord is a special para-cord that can still be used like any other para-cord, but if required you can remove the red inner core and use it as tinder for your fire. The red inner core is a special blend that is flammable and works great in conjunction with the Ferrocerium rod.
FLARE DEMO VIDEO BELOW:
Starting a fire in the snow with wet pine needles, using the inner core of the paracord
I need your help to put this in your hands and others. I have worked hard bringing my rough sketch to reality, but I need funds to bring this full scale. Your money will be going towards:
- Production: Machining and tooling costs, obtaining quality titanium, bulk order for para-cord, custom springs and ferrocerium rods.
- Shipping and Packaging
- Continued production to offer the Endure after Kickstarter.
Please share this project and back if you can. Also feel free to ask any questions that I may have not answered. I am very transparent and keep my backers involved with every step of the project. Thanks! __________________________________________________________________________
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges related to this project are relatively low. I have done all my homework and I have all components ready for this project. The only process that will take time is machining all pieces; this is also the one spot that might cause a delay. There could still be unforeseen obstacles, but I have done everything possible to minimize the possibility. I have already created prototypes, preformed quality checks on all aspects of the tool, and have my machinist on standby.
I have also successfully completed and shipped out all the rewards to my first Kickstarter project. This should bring you confidence that I will follow through with the project and see it to the end. I will admit that I made a few mistakes on my first project and there were some delays, but I learned from them. This project will run much smoother, now that I have experience on my side. Thanks for your support!!
- (30 days)