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Pioneering design. Top quality materials. Premier three-season camping solution.
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The Elevator Pitch

Backpacking quilts are solid designs for hot summer nights or ultra-light hikes. Unfortunately, the versatility has trouble exceeding those boundaries. Father Nature Outdoors has designed an Integrated Camping Blanket that is ideal in three seasons and surpasses traditional camping comfort. Its design is adjusted for camping or backpacking; the FNO camping blanket can even be adapted to the climate. Tack on the fact it can be used with nearly any sleeping pad, and its versatility saves the user money on purchasing additional equipment such as partnering sleeping pads, sheets, and cinch cords. Take the comfort of a quilt and add on utility + versatility like no other product on the market, and you have the FNO Integrated Camping Blanket.

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Benefits of the Design

  • Fully adaptable for three seasons. Multiple ways to enjoy and stay more comfortable than a traditional bag.
  • Does not require purchase of additional products (partner sleeping pad, sheet, cinch cord) because functional with any sleeping pad.
  • Unique blanket designs of full circumference draft collar and footbox sleeve
  • Easily packable and durable. We've put this through the ringer.
  • Clasping system simple to use and does not require cinching
  • Similar weight, if not less, than other comparable synthetic options
  • More affordable than other designs that range from $150-400
  • Because really, who knows how to put up with Mother Nature better?

For even more photos see www.fathernatureoutdoors.com

Intended Use

The blanket is intended to be used spring-fall for ideal comfort. The blanket works best with corresponding summer/three-season sleeping pads. Tempurpedics not preferred.

Blanket Specifications (Coho Silver/Pacific Blue)- And why we chose each.

Outer shell: Ripstop Nylon. Durable, breathable, lightweight.

Inner lining: Nylon. High thread count nylon for smoothest and softest lining material for our blanket.

Filling: Superloft Synthetic Fill. Water resistant with best insulation value for synthetic options and a down-like feel.

Temperate Range: 30 degree extreme. Perfect for three seasons.

Size: 210cm by 135cm (widest), 82" x 53". Flared design makes it applicable for a range of body types.

User Size: Current design best for users 6'2" and under, 200lbs and under.

Stuff Sack Size: 12" x 8" Nylon Stuff Sack. The sack needs to hold up as well as the blanket.

Weight: .95 kg, 2lbs 2oz The weight is the perfect medium for warmth vs. functionality.

The Clasp: Current quilts and blankets on the market offer a few different options for securing your blanket. FNO has chosen to provide optimal comfort and simplicity by offering the olive clasp. 

Current designs on the market require that you either:

1) String a tie cord under the sleeping pad in order to keep it secure

2) Purchase an additional camping pad sheet or camping pad in order to secure the blanket down

With the FNO Integrated Camping Blanket design we offer the user a range of sizes with simplified means for full enclosure.

Father Nature Outdoors "Chaos" Waffle

Not the Belgian with maple syrup sort- These are for your chilly days ahead.These thermals are extremely comfortable, warm, and breathable. Not to mention you will look great supporting FNO.

 

Father Nature Outdoors Microfiber Bandana

A promotional microfiber bandana that has multiple uses (10+). Similar multifunctional, quick-drying bandanas go for around $20. This is our "Winter Spruce" design and we're offering a great discount on Kickstarter.

Membership to the Founding Family  

For supporting us now on Kickstarter, we're offering a one-time only chance to join an exclusive group that will receive the deepest discounts we offer for the life of FNO. We are coining this faithful group the Founding Family. Because you are generous enough to support us on Kickstarter in any way, we will always offer you our best deals. There is a 30 day open window to join this group, and it starts now! * 

You will receive an email following the campaign with password access to the newest discount products. Enrollment is completely voluntary, but entirely beneficial!

 *Founding Family page visible to public on FNO website for limited 30 day period

Join the FNO Team

Do you want to take part in the success of Father Nature Outdoors? Forever be remembered as an original supporter of FNO and get on the website for life. You can write a Trail Tuesday post for our blog (Check out some posts here: FNO Blog) or send us a photo and be a model for our gear. Check the rewards on the side and see where you can get involved!

Who are we?

We started this project known as Father Nature Outdoors back in college at the University of Maryland. The goal of this company was to make a modified sleeping system that would change the way that people camped. Not only did we want to make a more functional product, but we also wanted to make a more comfortable product.

We started with a variety of innovative designs and we customized from there. It started simple, but in the search for the perfect sleeping system there had to be modifications. We have now been through multiple rounds of prototypes, and we have finally designed and delivered the perfect sleeping system.

The first couple designs drew a decent amount of attention, but now we are ready to get the product out there. This design will give you a new outlook on the uncomfortable prospect of sleeping on cold, rugged ground while camping. 

Functional and comfortable. What's your sleep number? Because this integrated blanket will dial you right in..

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So how can you help? 

Peruse through our tiers on the right side of the page and check out the pictures and video above for more information. If you happen to find any of these rewards appealing, this project appealing, or even the prospect of a little adventure in your life appealing, please support this endeavor of ours. We plan to always support our fans as they have supported us, so thank you!

So what is next for FNO?

If this product campaign proves to have success in its future, we have a variety of ideas how to continue to grow and keep the attention of our fans. FNO has always been receptive to its audience and it would be a shame if it did not stay that way. We plan to grow through the influence of people like you. So thank you for your interest and you can learn more about our progress as this campaign ticks along..

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges: Every adventure has them. We think your success is determined by your preparation. We are sourcing three different products from three different business partners. We have steady contacts with each of these partners and actually have stock of some of these products already. Before we started this Kickstarter Campaign we made sure that we had each one of our figurative ducks in a row. However if we do encounter unseen challenges we will make like our popular product and adapt accordingly.

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    FNO Integrated Camping Blanket (Coho Silver/Pacific Blue): This is it. For supporting us on Kickstarter we're knocking $30 off the purchase price and providing free shipping! Just in time for the camping season.

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    Couples Bag (Coho Silver/Pacific Blue): Put two of these comfortable blankets together and you have an ideal option for two, or more. Whatever you are into. ($90 off the retail price of two singular blankets!)

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Funding period

- (30 days)