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At FireNutz our goal is to produce a much more environmentally friendly Fire Log, for the AIR too.

Our Logs are 100% natural, made only of peanuts and other natural ingredients. 

At FireNutz, we believe our logs are not only better for the environment but they also burn with nice intensity and will burn longer, sometimes over twice as long as the competition. They do not shoot out sparks or embers that could potentially cause an accidental fire.  The scent from burning FireNutz Fire Logs is pleasant and does not emit noxious odors like some of the other guy’s. Their logs smell similar to that of a house on fire or trash burning.  Our logs smoke less during the burning phase than every other log currently on the market today.  Our own tests have demonstrated this, but UL third party testing will verify this and give credible hard data for comparison.

FireNutz Fire Logs can be made inexpensively and are lighter in weight for the amount of burn time produced than all of the competition. That, accompanied with a more pleasant smell and smaller Carbon Footprint will one day make FireNutz Fire Logs the preferred fuel for fire places everywhere.

We are raising funds here on Kickstarter to purchase the needed equipment to make this happen.  As of now we are producing various sizes of fire logs with equipment that was designed and built in house. Commercially built machines are available starting at a couple thousand dollars. The current equipment we built can grind the ingredients for our logs but functions at nowhere near the rate needed for mass production. Our current log forming equipment can produce up to 20 logs per hour with a great amount of labor.  Hydraulic equipment can be purchased that will enable forming one log every 6 seconds per machine, that is 600 logs per hour at capacity with one machine.  We will also be building a walk in oven out of a conex box to accommodate the increased production level. Additionally packaging and packaging equipment will be purchased.

Our plan is to begin manufacturing our Fire Logs in California and in time add manufacturing closer to where peanuts are grown in the southern states. This will help us stay competitive on the east coast by keeping the freight costs down which is a current issue we will experience getting our Kickstarter Rewards out to our contributors.

Having this Project funded here will begin getting FireNutz Fire Logs out into the market and start reducing the Carbon Footprint left behind by the Fire Log industry.

FireNutz would like to bring this enjoyable and relaxing recreational fire experience to the rest of the world starting here at home in North America.

So, join our team and lets get started.

And Please stay tuned, our website is on its way and we are currently working on a company logo and a few other things that we will unveil in the coming weeks.

Loren@FireNutz� https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firenutz/eco-friendly-fire-log

On Saturday Feb 28th 2015, FireNutz supported the BNS Brewery's Chili Cook-off with a placed win. The event benefitted the "National Lymphoma Society" And our #1chili was powered by peanuts "on the outside that is".

The 2 1/2 hour video sped up to 30 seconds with my time elapsed video, demonstrates the two peanut log fire I cooked the #1chili on.

See more at Kickstarter below. Loren@FireNutz https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firenutz/eco-friendly-fire-log

Kickstarter update

Our mixer is mixing. And when I say Our, I mean the FireNutz supporters. (You & I) our community of FireNuts. Our grinder's issues are about to be resolved and at less expensive costs than originally calculated. The ram is in, for the hydraulic press system. Final revisions have been or being made to the production models. New temporary packaging has been secured and again under budget. And we are in our first Mini Mart. (Oaks Deli Carlton Hill Blvd and Carlton Oaks Rd. , Santee CA. And right behind there at Santee Lakes country store at Lake #5 The main issue now, is that we scared people away with our high ask. Price. We need $35,000 in reserve for freight costs to get the rewards delivered. Just the first load of nuts is over $22K. Heck I'm paying for the labor. Does any one want to see a vision come true? Please pass the vision along to your "Friends".

Thank you, Loren@FireNutz� https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firenutz/eco-friendly-fire-log

Risks and challenges

While we have already created several prototypes of FireNutz Fire Logs most of our attention has been spent on developing a process that will enable mass production. We feel that we have a solid plan in place which is just waiting for funding. We have a couple options that will produce the desired rapid production result, one is just simpler (simple extrusion) and faster. The other is the same process as we are using now, just using a hydraulic machine with a 3 step motion to produce logs. Because of the 3-step motion, the second option will be slightly slower taking about 12 seconds per log.

We are planning to purchase an existing grinding mill to grind the nuts and research dictates it should accomplish the task. If not, a larger version of the grinder we built in house will do the job or multiple machines with bigger motors will do the trick as well.

So far our company founder has designed and produced several products, many for the fire service which are still in use today. He has a "nothing is impossible" attitude and drive that will see this project through to completion.

We are aware that peanut allergies exist and we will be making it clear on the package that our product contains peanuts. Leaving the product in the package and lighting it to start the fire, will prevent any contact with the material. Additionally, research has been conducted revealing that people allergic to peanuts usually have trouble if the nuts are consumed. The allergic reactions in people are to the proteins in the peanuts. Burning the FireNutz Fire Log fully consumes the protein leaving normal products of combustion and normal carbon ash.

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    Pledge $7 or more About $7

    Early Bird HOT Special !!!
    Receive a 4 Pack case of our FireNutz Fire Logs.
    We want you to try them on us because you were one of the first to have pledged your support. We can afford to cover your freight too.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Receive one of the first production, All Peanut Fire Logs directly from us at FireNutz
    As well as a Thank You for helping this project get off the ground. For Freight Add $10 for US and $15 for Canada.

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    Early Bird Special at below retail, plus freight.
    Backers receive 6 of our standard 2 pound+ FireNutz Fire Logs that burn up to 2 hours each.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Receive one of the first production, All Peanut Fire Logs directly from us at FireNutz and in time for Christmas 2015 receive one of the Manufactured Fire Log Industry's longest burning fire logs. Our Yule Log can last up to 7 hours. For Freight Add $15 for US and $20 for Canada. Freight charge will cover both shipments.
    And Thank You so much for supporting us !!!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Receive the same as the $25 Pledges and In October 2015 (just in time for winter) Receive one of the very first cases of FireNutz Peanut Logs. A case of 8 Logs that burn up to 3 hours for each log. Freight charge will cover all shipments. For Freight Add $24 for US and $36 for Canada.
    We really appreciate your support and we are going to post a Big Thank You on our new web site.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Receive the same as the $25 Pledges and In October 2015 (just in time for winter) Receive one of the very first cases of FireNutz Peanut Logs. A case of 8 Logs that burn up to 3 hours for each log. Freight charge will cover all shipments. For Freight Add $24 for US and $36 for Canada.
    ***(We really appreciate your support and understand you contributed anonymously and we will honor that)*** Thank You very much !!!

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Receive the same as the $25 pledgers, But you will be on top of the priority list.
    AND ALSO, Receive an 8 Pack Case of FireNutz Peanut Fire Logs EACH month for 3 months beginning in October 2015 AND In December a 4 Pack Case of our Yule Logs in time for Christmas. Freight charge will cover all shipments. For Freight Add $24 for US and $36 for Canada.. We appreciate your contribution and we will let the world know (unless you tell us otherwise) on our new web site and Facebook. Thank You ! !

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Receive the same as the $25 pledgers, But you will be on top of the priority list and one month earlier..
    AND ALSO, Receive an 8 Pack Case of FireNutz Peanut Fire Logs (or your choice of other 'Flavors' available) EACH month for 6 months beginning in September 2015 AND also In November and December a 4 Pack Case of our Yule Logs in time for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas. Freight charge will cover all shipments. For Freight Add $24 for US and $36 for Canada.
    We appreciate your contribution and we will let the world know (unless you tell us otherwise) on our new web site and Facebook. Thank You ! ! !

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Help us name and design a special "flavored" log. (example Cinnamon Sticks)
    AND ALSO, Receive an 8 Pack Case of your choice of the Log you helped design or FireNutz Peanut Fire Logs EACH month for 6 months beginning in September 2015 AND also In November and December a 4 Pack Case of our Yule Logs in time for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas. Freight ?? we will pick it up for all North American shipments. You will also receive a "Thank You" plaque for your home or business and your name will start off all of our Thank You notifications. (unless you want to remain anonymous).

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Funding period

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