The Midnight Clock just launched
That new project I've been working on - The Midnight Clock - just launched. If you, or someone in your life, likes the imaginative, adventurous worlds you can... Read more
A new project
It's been a long time and I hope everyone's Boiler is serving them well! It's been almost a year now since we found a new manufacturer and have... Read more
Accessories available; moving back to the blog
A few notes in what will probably be the last of the large updates here:
Backcountry Boiler Accessories
At long last, a number of accessories for the Boiler... Read more
If you haven't received your Boiler
Oi, so getting out this last big batch has taken a lot longer than hoped - even after getting them in house: address changes, repositioning offset labels, sewing... Read more
End in Sight
So, with an open weekend before me, I'll be wrapping up just about all of the Boiler orders. I'm about to pick up some stragglers from the etcher... Read more
Leap Day Shipping Update Part 2
Okay, so it looks like not everyone is going to get their shipping update tonight, but things will pick right back up as soon as I get back to town... Read more
Leap Day Shipping Update
I have a busy night ahead of me, but I wanted to send a quick update. For those who have not yet received a shipping confirmation, you should... Read more
Free at last
I feel like a member of Seal Team Six.
The 18 hour, cross-border operation began in the pre-dawn hours of southwestern Pennsylvania. By the time it was finished, I had... Read more
Breaking up is easy to do
First, an update on the Boilers I have in hand. The Signatures and Six-Packs just finished up at the anodizer, and I will be transferring them to the... Read more
MLK day update
Raws and Supremes
Last night I finally got all of the Raws and the first 100 of the Supremes back from the etcher, and today Leslie (my wonderful... Read more
New Year's Update
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had happy and safe holidays. For the Boilerwerks they were happy indeed, as my loving wife has offered up her winter vacation from grad... Read more
Delays and shipping
My apologies for taking so long with them, but they are now on the way. I sent a few earlier this week, the bulk today, and a few will... Read more
Still workin' on those Primes
I just wanted to send a note saying that I'm still working on getting those Primes ready to go out the door. Lots of last-minute details, but they... Read more
Boilers shipping Tuesday
Okay, so after longer than it should have taken (oi), I've gotten the first 100 or so Boilers back, complete, from the anodizer and etcher (yay!).
These are... Read more
Boilers in the house! Send me address changes
Finally! After the trip up to Canada, I've gotten some Boilers (just over 100 in the first shipment) that are 100%. They're now at the anodizer, and then it's off... Read more
Sorry all, here's the update for last week:
I've now received some of the Boilers from the spinning shop. Overall, they look really good, but need one more tweak before... Read more
Boilers starting to arrive, apologies for lack of updates
I should start with a mea culpa- it's been far too long since the last update. Progress is being made, but I had been waiting for some milestones that... Read more
Quick update - Stoppers are coming, Boilers won't be long
Hi All - I just got back from spending two days up in Toronto, overseeing production of the Boilers. It was a good trip, but I was so caught up... Read more
Production (finally) begins!
There's little obvious difference (aside from the laser etching) between the Backcountry Boiler you see below and that in the last update. This is excellent news! Because this is the... Read more
Stopper samples are in!
I received a lovely package in the mail today - a sample batch of the production run for the stoppers. They came out really nice, and you can't see it... Read more
Just got back...
... from a very productive trip up to Toronto, where the metal parts of the Boiler are being made. I was able to spend a couple hours in the shop... Read more
Production sample #2: still tweaking
Production delays are temporary; finish quality is forever. That is what I keep reminding myself. :)
Last week, the shop that's spinning the Boilers sent me two revised production samples... Read more
Improving finish quality
Yesterday, I visited the shop that's spinning the Boilers to check out a production sample. Made on the new tooling, it was right in two very important ways - it... Read more
It's been almost exactly two weeks since I got access to the funding and things are moving right along. As far as progress goes, things break down into two categories:... Read more
Collecting surveys and placing orders
First - thanks to everyone who sent in their surveys! In the first round, I only sent them to those who backed for full Boilers, since I had to... Read more
Guide to the survey and shipping adjustments
Right, so first things first. Now that the funding period has closed (victoriously!), I need to collect various bits of information from everyone, and Kickstarter has a handy... Read more
We did it! Thrice over!
Hooray! Over the past month, 563 backers helped the Backcountry Boiler not only successfully meet its funding goal of $20,000 - but triple itfor a total of $60,642 in... Read more
Funding ends tonight!
Kickstarter funding for the Backcountry Boiler ends tonight at 11:59 EDT!
Thanks to over 500 backers, the project will not only be funded, but will have raised at least... Read more
Funding ends this week, closing in on 500 backers!
We're now in the final week of the funding period and almost 500 people have backed the Backcountry Boiler! That's just awesome! But I can totally make more (Boilers,... Read more
1000 Backer Challenge: Send the Boiler to ORSM
Just one week into the month-long Kickstarter drive and the Backcountry Boiler already has over 300 backers and is approaching 200% of the funding goal! I really can't thank you... Read more
Shipping (I know it's a bit confusing)
First off, thanks so much for backing the Boiler! I'm pumped that so many people like it, and think you'll like it even more when you receive one... Read more
New backing level (I'm a softie) and questions about anodization
Hey all! Again, a big thank you for all the support! Now to some updates:
New backing level
A lot of people have asked for me to make more Boilers... Read more
Goal met! (but we can still keep going, it's cool)
Wow, just a day and a half in, and we've already surpassed the goal! I can't say thank you enough to everyone who has supported the project. But for starters...... Read more