Last year a friend of mine introduced me to using hemp wick dipped in beeswax to light my cigars. Not only did it eliminate any potential carcinogens associated with using a butane lighter, but it also significantly enhanced the flavor of the tobacco. I found that there was a significant number of smokers that loved their hemp wick but disliked the ash residue, flaking wax, and the unravelling of the hemp wick in their pockets. I knew if I could invent a dispenser to solve these problems there were multitudes of cigar and pipe smokers that would buy it. What I did not count on were the number of other uses customers found for using my HempHammock. One customer uses it to light her tall candles. Another to start her fireplace, and another takes it camping and uses it to light his campfires. There’s just something about the feel of the wood and the handmade construction that just makes it fun to use.
After several months of learning the craft alongside my dad, experimenting with various designs, and perfecting my work, I'm proud to have a finished product ready to share with the world.
What is the HempHammock? (my sales pitch)
This revolutionary new product is the perfect way to store and dispense your hemp wick without the ashy mess or flaky unravelling hemp wreaking havoc on the inside of your pockets. Just pull out the length of hemp wick you want. Light what you like. And when your done, simply retract your hemp wick, slide the extinguisher slide, and slip it back into your pocket.
No ash. No mess. No hassle.
Your HempHammock comes with over 6 feet of the highest quality waxed hemp wick. When you are out, you can either rewind your own hemp wick, or purchase convenient replacement spools.
Every HempHammock is hand-made out of all-natural materials, by me, in my dad's garage.
So far I have completed a few sales runs in my hometown of Dallas, TX, where a number of shops currently sell my product, but now it's time to take this show on the road and travel to shops and trade shows in other states to spread the word about the HempHammock. Traveling and vending at these events isn't cheap, so I have launched this Kickstarter to try and help gain some funding for these sales trips.
HempHammock product line:
Each spool contains 6 feet of high quality waxed hemp. (Not for use in Hemp Hammock hemp dispenser)
Hemp dispenser holds 6 feet of high quality waxed hemp. Unused hemp can be easily rewound after each use. Extinguisher slide extinguishes flame and keeps charred end covered while stored. Spools can be restrung or order convenient pre- wound refills. Protective container keeps hemp fresh and eliminates flaking wax. Dispenser is made of all natural products by hand in my Dad's garage.
HempHammock w/ Lighter Sleeve
Special Edition HempHammock (Walnut)
Risks and challenges
The only real challenge for me is, as of now, it takes about 20-30 minutes of work to produce a single HempHammock. In the event I get far more backers than anticipated, it's possible there could be a slight delay, but I am confident I will be able to quickly fulfill all orders in a timely manner.
Although I have stated this Kickstarter project is to help fund business trips to secure wholesale orders and promote the HempHammock, it's possible that the funds drawn from this project will go to buying more equipment or maybe even hiring someone to help fulfill orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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