About this project
I NEED YOUR HELP - I'm looking to raise $8,200 so I can go to full production with this amazing new ultra-light stove.
The 3″ Folding Firebox Nano (patent pending) is the coolest backpacking stove you've ever seen. At less than 6 ounces, the Firebox Nano is only 3″ wide and folds down to a ridiculously thin .25″. With its proprietary cross-feed fuel delivery system, this new little camp and hiking stove can easily bring 2 cups of water to a boil in under 5 minutes. Even with all this power, the Firebox Nano is one of the smallest wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves on the market. Like its big brother, the Folding Firebox Nano is hinged and requires absolutely no assembly.
- Multi-fuel versatility
- No assembly, hinged construction
- Perfect for the Trangia Spirit Burner
- Proprietary cross-feed fuel delivery system
- Adjusts to fit small cups or large pans
- Fits in your shirt pocket
- Made of Stainless Steel
- Engineered and Made in the USA
- Width: 3.0″ (8 cm)
- Height: 4.75″ (12 cm)
- Folded Thickness: 0.25″ (.635 cm)
- Weight: 5.6 ounces (158.75 grams)
Over the past three years, I have used the same great manufacturing partner right here in Utah to produce my stove designs. My new Folding Firebox Nano will be the third stove I have taken to market. I've learned a lot about the manufacturing process with my first two stoves and, with your help, am hoping to speed up the process on the new Nano. Here is what I have complete so far –
- Create and test a prototype of the initial concept
- Create production prototype drawings and programming
- Gather supplier quotes and determine pricing viability
- Create a pre-production prototype
- Thoroughly test the pre-production prototype
- Make any necessary adjustments to design and materials
- Finalize the production drawings and programming
- Make and test a production prototype
- Finalize suppliers and production costs
Before I can ship the new Nano, I need to raise money to finalize these last four steps (this is why I need your help) –
- Order the necessary custom production tooling
- Buy the raw materials and complete a small quantity run to test the tooling
- Fine-tune the final production programming and equipment
- Go to full production
Pledge $1 or more...
SUPPORT MADE IN USA! Thank you, I appreciate your pledge. Every dollar raised will help me get that much closer to releasing this amazing new stove. I make our stoves right here in the USA. Your pledge is helping support MADE IN THE USA!
Pledge $5 or more...
GIVE ASH A HEALTHY TREAT! - I'll give my dog Ash a healthy treat and some extra love and attention on your behalf. She's a great dog and has been by my side for virtually all of my stove testing. I don't spoil her very often - she'll love it.
Pledge $29 or more...
GET THE 3" FOLDING FIREBOX NANO FROM THE FIRST PRODUCTION RUN ($39.99 Value)
Pledge $29 and you'll be among the very first to get the ultra-light 3" Folding Firebox Nano camp and backpacking stove. I'll guarantee shipment to your from the very first production run. I'm planning to retail this for $39.99, so pledge now and save $10.
Pledge $34 or more...
GET THE 3" FOLDING FIREBOX NANO FROM THE SECOND PRODUCTION RUN ($39.99 Value) - Pledge $34 to get 3" Folding Firebox Nano backpacking stove guaranteed delivery from the second production run (I'll still try to get you your Nano from the first production run). Pledge now and save $6.
Pledge $52 or more...
GET THE 3" FOLDING FIREBOX NANO EMERGENCY COOK KIT ($67.78) - This is the perfect cooking kit for emergencies. You'll get the new 3" Folding Firebox Nano Stove and 4 of our famous QuickStove Fire Starters, all packaged inside our custom stainless steel cooking pot with a locking lid.
Our Fire Starters are made of cedar and highly refined wax, and are designed to light easily and to burn hot. Since most meals take less than 30 minutes to cook, they are a perfect solution as an emergency source of heat for cooking. They're also perfect for getting your fire going quickly and easily in any weather.
Pledge $84 or more...
GET THE FOLDING FIREBOX DUO ($99.98 Value) - A pledge of $84 saves you over $15. You'll get the new 3" Folding Firebox Nano, as well as the original 5" Folding Firebox Campfire Stove. You'll get the power of the original Folding Firebox as well as the light-weight versatility of the Nano.
Pledge $95 or more...
GET THE FOLDING FIREBOX DUO UPGRADE ($115.97 Value) - With your pledge of $95, you'll get the new 3" Folding Firebox Nano, the original 5" Folding Firebox Campfire Stove, and our Heavy-Duty Cordura D-Ring Organizer Case with individual pockets for the two stoves. This is an awesome set and a savings of over $20.
Thank you for your help reaching your funding goal!
Risks and challenges
We're the manufacturers of the original Folding Firebox Campfire Stove. Our stoves are known for the elegant engineering and quality construction. Of course, as with the original 5" Folding Firebox stove, the 3" Folding Firebox Nano has been engineered in the USA and will be manufactured right here at our local US facility. If you know me, you know that I'm a freak about quality control. You can trust that every one of our new Folding Firebox Nano stoves will come with the same 100% satisfaction guarantee that we have always offered. If you are unhappy with your product for any reason, we'll refund your money. No questions asked!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
In keeping with the ultra-light concept, I decided not to include an ash pan as a standard component of the Nano. However, I did add a light-weight carbon felt sheet to our website. It can be used as a ground protector and also as a wind screen or hot pad. Here's a link to it on my website -
Smaller size (6"x6", 0.5oz) -- http://foldingfirebox.com/carbonfelt-6x6/
Larger size (6"x12", 10oz)-- http://foldingfirebox.com/carbonfelt-6x12/
Yes. To buy more than one, select the pledge level and then multiply your pledge amount by the number you want to order. For example, if you want to order 2 of the $52 pledge level, just select the $52 pledge level then enter $104 as your pledge amount. Be sure to message me and let me know how many you want.
When you're logged into Kickstarter and viewing our project, there is a big blue link on the right hand side to "manage my pledge." Click that link and then increase your pledge amount. You don't need to change you pledge level.
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