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About

PYYROS: The Ultimate Survival Tool + Flashlight and much more! 

*** We have been featured on BACKERCLUB.CO !! ***

PYYROS is the brain child of Adam Nichols, a US Military veteran and avid outdoorsman. Throughout his military career and life experience, Adam noticed that in every emergency situation - military, natural disasters, expedition emergencies on land, air and sea - three elements are essential: light, fire and power. 

PYYROS contains these elements and so much more! It even includes a Personal Beacon Locator (PBL) transmitting on both the 121.5mhz + 406mhz frequencies, making search + rescue possible anywhere on the planet.

MODULAR & EXPANDABLE 

PYYROS is 100% modular and expandable. Add our basic survival modules: CrossFire Fire Starter, screwdriver set, Personal Beacon Locator, USB power generator, and hammer cap or purchase empty modules (post-Kickstarter) to house own tools, like a mending kit, medication, money, etc... 

PYYROS is designed to work for you, exactly the way you need it!

Available in three colors - Aluminium anodized, Jet Black anodized and Red Fire anodized. PYYROS also comes in special edition natural Titanium color with a polished silver finish.

PYYROS IS THE ULTIMATE FLASHLIGHT

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PYYROS IS FULL OF SURVIVAL TOOLS

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PYYROS IS VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE 

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PERSONAL BEACON LOCATOR: 
DUAL BAND 121.5MHz & 406MHz

PYYROS PBL - We developed the second smallest dual band Personal Beacon Locator in the world! It is 100% compliant with the international COSPAS - SARSAT standards. Thanks to the digital 406MHz satellite frequency, search + rescue teams can locate you in the case of an emergency - anywhere on the planet!

 

 

*Disclaimer: The PYYROS PBL is not a toy and must be used ONLY in case of real emergency where your life is in imminent danger. It is impossible to accidentally activate the PBL. 

PYYROS: THE MAKING OF...

We understand and are greatful that as one of our backers you are investing your hard earned money into a PYYROS. To show full transparency in the making of PYYROS, here are a few pictures of PYYROS going from an idea to a drawing to a final fully functional prototype ready for production. 

As a backer or a future backer feel free to ask us any questions about the development and production of PYYROS

All well though out products must start with a drawing. below is a CAD composite image of four drawings; the flashlight head, the main body, the 1" module (which will house he PBL unit, Iodide water purifying pills, etc..), and the four components, the hammer cap which will be made of Stainless steel and titanium (depending on he model you choose).

PYYROS CAD Drawings
PYYROS CAD Drawings

Once we were satisfied with the drawings we moved on to building 3D printed prototypes to make sure each component fit perfectly well, can house all the electrical components, and then we tweaked as needed.

3D Printing using the MakerBot
3D Printing using the MakerBot

Our team needed to prove that the idea and concept would work 100% as we deisgned it to work, and make sure PYYROS would never fail in any emergency situation - anywhere in the world! We took the next step of building 10 fully functional PYYROS units which were also used to create our promotional video and all our marketing material.

The blue tape seen in the pictures above and below is protective tape to avoid scratching or damaging the PYYROS during assembly.

YOU ASKED WE LISTENED - ALUMINIUM T6-6061 & TITANIUM!

PYYROS is available in two metal alloys, high-grade aviation aluminium T6-6061,  and the ultimate metal, Titanium. 

Below are the PYYROS pledge levels: 

Pledge Aluminum
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PYYROS SURVIVAL: meets FAA and Transport Canada requirements for aviation survival components.

 

Pledge Titanium
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MANUFACTURING + MARKETING PARTNERS

PYYROS is a project which requires many specialized companies to come together to create one awesome product - from the aviation grade 6061-T6 and titanium milling, to the high precision and miniature electronics for the PYYROS PBL and everything in between. This is why we selected our manufacturing partners before starting our Kickstarter campaign to give all our backers the confidence needed that PYYROS is the real deal!

Casing Milling and PYYROS Assembly:

Personal Beacon Locator and Electronic Components: 

 

Risks and challenges

Every new project has challenges it needs to circumnavigate to bring products to the market especially when new concepts need to be proven.
This is why the PYYROS team has already established relationships with manufacturers and who will be involved in the production of the PYYROS (see manufacturing and marketing partners above).

We are looking forwards to see PYYROS used on many adventures around the worlds and in as many households in case of emergency.

We are excited to bring PYYROS to life,

The PYYROS team!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    PYYROS - Thank You

    Virtual High Five and thank you for your support!

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    PYYROS BASE - Military Special

    This pledge is to honor every service man and women in the military who are currently serving and veterans as I am myself a US Military veteran.
    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Hammer cap
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $299.00

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    PYYROS BASE - Early-bird Special

    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Hammer cap
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $299.00

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    PYYROS BASE - Kickstarter Special

    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Hammer cap
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $299.00

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    PYYROS BACKWOODS - Early-bird Special

    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Hammer cap
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $299.00

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    PYYROS SURVIVAL - Early-bird Special

    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Iodine Water Purifying capsules
    - Hammer cap
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $299.00

    *Aviation survival tool: meets FAA and Transport Canada requirements for aviation survival components.

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    PYYROS BACKWOODS - Kickstarter Special

    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Hammer cap
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $299.00

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    Pledge $89 or more About $89

    PYYROS SURVIVAL - Kickstarter Special

    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Iodine Water Purifying capsules
    - Hammer cap
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
    ---

    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $299.00

    *Aviation survival tool: meets FAA and Transport Canada requirements for aviation survival components.

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    Personal Beacon Locator - Stand-alone

    Kickstarter Exclusive - You can get the PYYROS PBL as a stand-alone unit.
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz.

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    PYYROS EXPEDITION - Early-bird Special

    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Iodine Water Purifying capsules
    - Hammer cap
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz.
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00

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    PYYROS BASE - Titanium!

    Kickstarter Exclusive
    1 x PYYROS Titanium Alloy base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Titanium Hammer cap
    - 1 empty Titanium 1" module
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Titanium Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $185.00
    - Titanium PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $449.00

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    PYYROS EXPEDITION - Kickstarter Special

    1 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Iodine Water Purifying capsules
    - Hammer cap
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz.
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $35.00

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    PYYROS BACKWOODS - Titanium!

    Kickstarter Exclusive
    1 x PYYROS Titanium Alloy base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Titanium Hammer cap
    - 1 empty Titanium 1" module

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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Titanium Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $185.00
    - Titanium PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $449.00

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    PYYROS SURVIVAL - Titanium!

    Kickstarter Exclusive
    1 x PYYROS Titanium Alloy base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Iodine Water Purifying capsules
    - Titanium Hammer cap
    - 1 empty Titanium 1" module

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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Titanium Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $185.00
    - Titanium PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz: $449.00

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    PYYROS EXPEDITION - Titanium!

    Kickstarter Exclusive
    1 x PYYROS Titanium Alloy base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Screw Driver Set
    - Fire Starter
    - Iodine Water Purifying capsules
    - Titanium Hammer cap
    - PBL - Personal Beacon Locator on 121.5MHz and 406MHz.
    - 1 empty Titanium 1" module
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    To add to this rewards, click here and add to your pledge the following amounts:

    - Titanium Wind & Water USB turbine charger: $185.00

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    PYYROS BASE - 20x Retail Bundle

    20 x PYYROS Aluminium 6061-T6 base model:
    - 1000 Lumen Flashlight
    - USB charger
    - Hammer cap
    - 1 empty 1" module
    Colors will be chosen at the end of the campaign, can be mixed colors

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Funding period

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