About this project
The Orange Screw is the ultimate ground anchor. They are reliable, easy to use, made of 100% recycled materials and manufactured in the U.S.A. Orange Screws will secure pets; anchor RV awnings; hold tarps over boats, ATVs and firewood; as well as ensure tents and sunshades stay put. If you have ever experienced a tent stake or ground anchor fail in the wind or rain, you will understand why we wanted to create a better product.
Orange Screws are available in two sizes to fit any job!
At 1.8 ounces and 9 1/2 inches long, the SMALL Orange Screw packs a lot of power into a compact package. It's easy to carry and is the perfect multi-use tool for camping, picnics with your pet and many other uses around the home and garden.
The LARGE Orange Screw weighs only 3.6 ounces and is just over one foot long. It is the workhorse of our product line and will secure the most difficult loads in windy and unpredictable conditions
100% Recycled Materials, Made in the USA
We believe that manufacturing useful and long lasting products in the United States is vital to the economic and social health of our local community and nation. We are proud to manufacture Orange Screws in Vancouver, Washington out of recycled materials.
Developed and Tested in the Columbia River Gorge
It's windy here, really windy. Wind is the main enemy of any ground anchor or tent stake. You can count on Orange Screws to keep your stuff where you put it- in any weather. Our patented helical shape was refined by years of prototyping in varying soil and weather conditions. The final design has incredible holding power with the smoothest insertion and removal of any ground anchor we have tested.
Orange Screw is a family-owned business based in White Salmon, WA in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. We are a family of active outdoor enthusiasts with backgrounds in business and design.
We have chosen Kickstarter as a fundraising vehicle because we wish to remain a family-owned business and continue to manufacture our products in the USA. Not seeking outside investors gives our family the flexibility to make decisions based not solely on maximum profit potential. The goal of Orange Screw is to become a success story for high-quality and affordable American-made products. It is our mission to make decisions that are good for the planet and our local economy while making awesome products.
Our family has invested significant funds into this project. We own two beautiful American-made molds that are at our factory partner in Vancouver, WA. We have successfully navigated the patent process and have a current US patent for the Orange Screw.
We believe that the Orange Screw is a commercially viable product with wide market appeal. We are hoping for enough Kickstarter support and encouragement to fund our first full-scale production run while gaining the attention of future retailers.
The design is complete, prototypes and molds have been tested, materials are proven- we are now prepared to launch our first production run. Our goal of $15,000 will buy materials, manufacture product and help finish the design of the environmentally-friendly packaging.
We are humbly grateful to those who have supported the Orange Screw project thus far and are really looking forward to working with you and hearing your comments.
Rewards for our Backers:
We have prepared some great rewards for our backers! We all know someone who can use a few Orange Screws and right now Kickstarter is the only place you can get them. We are committed to have all rewards shipped well before Christmas so don't be afraid to fill up the stocking of your favorite outdoor lover.
*All pledged amounts include sales tax when appropriate.
Risks and challenges
We believe we have done everything we can to minimize the risks and challenges of this project. Orange Screw has an advisory board filled with friends that have skills in product design, business development and national sales. We have had Orange Screw prototypes in the field for the last year being tested under various conditions.
We extensively researched injection molders that would work with a small start-up while having the ability to grow with us and handle large numbers in the future. Our chosen factory is a second generation family-owned business with experts in materials and engineering on staff. Our molds have been tested, tuned and are are ready to produce. Best of all, we are a one hour drive from the factory so it's easy to be involved in the process and deal with any issues that may come up.
The most significant challenge we faced was ensuring that the fit between the Orange Screw itself and the clear extruded sleeve was precise. We carefully reviewed the measurements and the material properties and our engineering team signed off on the tolerances for a perfect fit. The extrusion tooling is currently being built and we will have the actual tubing samples to confirm the fit, feel and finish by the time our Kickstarter campaign ends.
As a result of our thorough research, we are confident that we will be able to provide a premium product for our backers in a timely manner. We will communicate with backers as the campaign progresses and we anticipate a very smooth, accurate and on-schedule fulfillment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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