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Last updated November 25, 2014

ICEBUDDY - Keep Cool and Carry On

The ICEBUDDY, is an innovative personal portable cooling system that transports water, ice, medicine and more utilizing new technology.

ICEBUDDY - Keep Cool and Carry On

The ICEBUDDY, is an innovative personal portable cooling system that transports water, ice, medicine and more utilizing new technology.

$3,221
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 25 2014 7:04 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 25, 2014

About

The world is becoming more complicated and life as we have known it is changing.  At the same time we have more opportunity than ever to travel and enjoy numerous recreational pursuits. We also have become aware of the increasing natural and manmade disasters that threaten our lives. 

For nearly twenty years I headed a firm that addressed emergency preparedness.  I saw gaps in the equipment available to the public and first responders. In response, ICEBUDDY was created to improve that specific quality of life.  This multifunctional, portable cooling system meets both daily and preparedness needs.

We have not been able to begin manufacturing because of the costly, complex injection plastic molds and military grade material needed. Your pledged support of this project will make the ICEBUDDY available.

The ICEBUDDY System is comprised of two components called the QPACK and QOOLER.  They operate separately and together to make life simpler, safer and easier. 

ICEBUDDY QPACK

The QPACK is not your customary backpack.  We gave this component a name that matches its uniqueness.  This carrying bag is multifunctional, highly durable, and able to transform from an everyday backpack to a portable cooling system.  The QPACK not only carries your everyday items; but is capable of carrying 120 oz. of liquid, a 10 pound bag of ice, or a dozen 16 oz water bottles.  It comes equipped with numerous features that set it apart from backpacks.  Made by manufacturers of  U.S. military parachutes, the QPACK can be used not only for recreation, sports, and travel; but has been specially equipped to become your portable cooling system in emergencies.

The multiple strap configurations were designed to  uniquely make it suitable to fit on wheel chairs and walkers.  We pride ourselves on the ICEBUDDY System being able to serve the young and old, able bodied and disabled.

The QPACK is available in the following colors...Red, Black, and U.S. Army Digital Tan Camouflage.  In recognition that this Kickstarter Project is being launched during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are adding PINK as an additional color that can be ordered.

QPACK drinking spigot and reflective tape

Made of 600 denier CORDURA fabric, the inner chamber is lined with strong insulation and has an internal water bag attached to the drinking spigot that meets NSF 61 Potable Water Standards.  The 2 in. reflective tape provides needed visibility after dark.

QPACK expandable top transports the QOOLER

QPACK design gives the option of transporting the QOOLER in the upper or lower section.  The QPACK expands from 13 ½ in. to 19 ½ in. and weighs only 3.5 lbs.

QPACK ergonomic handle

The multiple carrying options include use of a soft rubber ergonomic handle that won't cut your hand.

QPACK zipper pocket

When you need to carry documents, jewelry, or other important items, the QPACK zipped pocket provides peace of mind that your valuables will not be lost.

QPACK water repellent accessory bag

We can always use extra space to pack additional items.  The large accessory bag provides just what you need.

The ICEBUDDY QOOLER

The QPACK has a companion…A Buddy …called the QOOLER, the heart of the ICEBUDDY System.

Conventional coolers do not inherently keep anything cool.  They require that you spend additional money to fill them with ice or gel packs.  We decided that everyone deserved better and designed a product uniquely spelled Q.O.O.L.E.R. 

The QOOLER weighs only 2.8 pound compared to the typical 14 pound weight of conventional coolers.  It maintains an internal temperature of 38-45 degrees (3.3-7.2C) for 72 hour intervals!!!

The QOOLER is Kosher manufactured and certified. 

QOOLER ACTIVATION

To activate the QOOLER, place it in the freezer for 3 hours.  It is now ready to keep contents cold for 72 hour intervals.  That’s 3 days!  We have incorporated a patented, non-toxic cooling gel into the cavity so no ice or gel packs are needed.  The chamber can carry up to four sandwiches, making it perfect for your next picnic, campsite meal, tailgate party, etc.

QOOLER REACTIVATION

To reactivate the QOOLER when you are away from a freezer, just place it on top of a bag of ice and activation takes place once again.

QOOLER transports medicine

The QOOLER protects your medication should you travel, ever have to evacuate your home or if the electricity goes out.  It has a height of 5 ¼ in., length 8 ¼ in. and depth 6 ¾ in..  It is big enough to hold several boxes of insulin pens, also other assorted medications requiring refrigeration and pill bottles. 

QOOLER LID

The QOOLER lid is made of material that you can write on with a permanent marker.  The elongated lip is the perfect place to write the name of owner or the medication contained within.

QOOLER FOOD DISH

The QOOLER removable dish is made of food grade FDA approved materials.  The specially designed handle allows the QOOLER to be opened with only enough pressure to move the lid ¼ in.  This feature makes it easily accessible by the elderly and handicapped.

ICEBUDDY SYSTEM PACKING CAPACITY

ICEBUDDY System is capable of transporting everything pictured above for a day of recreation.

ICEBUDDY REWARDS:

Pledge $5 or more:

ICEBUDDY KEEP COOL AND CARRY ON - luggage tag
ICEBUDDY KEEP COOL AND CARRY ON - luggage tag

Pledge $25 or more:

CD Featuring ICEBUDDY theme song, Keep Cool and Carry On  composed by Kevin Howard
CD Featuring ICEBUDDY theme song, Keep Cool and Carry On composed by Kevin Howard

Pledge $50 or more:

ICEBUDDY KEEP COOL and CARRY ON T-shirt
ICEBUDDY KEEP COOL and CARRY ON T-shirt

 Pledge $60 or more:

ICEBUDDY QOOLER
ICEBUDDY QOOLER

Pledge $175 or more:

ICEBUDDY QPACK
ICEBUDDY QPACK

Pledge $225 or more:

The complete ICEBUDDY System
The complete ICEBUDDY System

Pledge $875 or more:

Family and Pet Package: 4 ICEBUDDY Systems
Family and Pet Package: 4 ICEBUDDY Systems

Pledge $1,000:

Keep Cool and Carry On Package: 6 ICEBUDDY Systems
Keep Cool and Carry On Package: 6 ICEBUDDY Systems

Risks and challenges

It is our mission to make ICEBUDDY available globally, to improve the human condition when there are pandemics, earthquakes, tsunamis, displaced refugees and other relief efforts underway. We cannot do that without your support. To show our thanks for your generous contribution, we will pay all shipping and handling costs associated with delivering your rewards.

Our nationally acclaimed manufacturers are waiting for you to fund this project. We have been unable to manufacture because the ICEBUDDY's uniqueness entails multiple, complex injection plastic molds and highly durable materials. We are ahead of the game because we have our prototypes and patents for global distribution. Once this project is funded, we will be able to begin manufacturing. It will take 16 weeks to finalize production, quality assurance and testing. Then, your ICEBUDDY will be packed and shipped to your front door.

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

Manufacturing:
For the past several years we have worked closely with our manufacturers to insure they were confident that they could make this product for you. The prototypes developed in their plants allowed the potential stumbling blocks to already be addressed and mitigated.

Quality Assurance and Testing:
Your ICEBUDDY will not only be inspected by the manufacturer but our corporate Quality Assurance personnel will be on hand to double check that it meets our exacting standards. An independent test lab will provide the third level of testing.

Fulfillment:
We have chosen to use a fulfillment center with a proven track record for delivering KICKSTARTER project rewards.

Nothing ventured ever goes flawlessly; but, we have taken every step possible to ensure that you receive the ICEBUDDY on time. We believe in transparency, so you will be kept informed of our progress at each milestone of the production and delivery process.

Your pledge helps achieve our global mission. By pledging to back this project you not only help bring an innovative recreation product to the marketplace; but simultaneously introduce a critical new emergency response product to the world. It is not often that we have a chance to do something for ourselves that also meets a humanitarian need.
This KICKSTARTER project is about improving all our lives.

On behalf of everyone who will ultimately receive an ICEBUDDY because of your generous support….. THANK YOU and remember to KEEP COOL and CARRY ON.

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    Thank you for your support. Every dollar counts!! We are creating a wall in our office that will list the names of every backer of this project.

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    Many Thanks: Your contribution helps bring this revolutionary product to the world. Our ICEBUDDY luggage tag will remind you of the difference you have made, as you travel.

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    Relax listening to our ICEBUDDY theme song, Keep Cool and Carry On by contemporary jazz keyboardist Kevin Howard. Know you have just helped millions of people around the world. Also receive your ICEBUDDY luggage tag.

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    Sport your, P&C preshrunk cotton, Keep Cool and Carry On ICEBUDDY t-shirt and proclaim your support for this project. Also receive your ICEBUDDY luggage tag and CD.

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    Let the QOOLER provide you the freedom to travel with your medication and food. Also receive your ICEBUDDY luggage tag, CD and t-shirt.

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    Carry your QPACK confidently knowing you have all you need for fun and travel. Also receive your ICEBUDDY luggage tag, CD and t-shirt.

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    THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS, you have the entire ICEBUDDY SYSTEM. The QOOLER and QPACK will make a great "Buddy". Also receive your ICEBUDDY luggage tag, CD and t-shirt.

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    The Family, and Pet Package. Four (4) ICEBUDDY SYSTEMS to make sure everyone you care about is provided for. Also receive four sets of ICEBUDDY luggage tags, t-shirts and CDs.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Our Greatest Thanks! Receive the Keep Cool and Carry On Package that includes six (6) ICEBUDDY Systems. A savings of $500.00 off the retail price. Also includes 6 luggage tags, t-shirts and CDs. Additionally, receive one of every new product ICEBUDDY SYSTEMS, INC. designs and manufactures in the future.

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Funding period

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