May 11, 2011 at 2:26 am #1273636Hendrik MorkelBPL Member
Devin just put the Backcountry Boiler Mk II up on Kickstarter.May 11, 2011 at 7:53 am #1735320Thomas BudgeMember
Can someone explain why the new "Prime" version does not come with a stuffsack? Devin's video says that the softshell sleeve replaces the stuffsack, but unless that sleeve encompasses the base of the boiler it would seem that the lack of a stuffsack would result in soot from the inside of the boiler getting into your pack.May 11, 2011 at 8:32 am #1735336drowning in spamMember
The stuffsack/sleeve on the Prime appears to be both a sleeve and all-encompassing stuffsack. I suspect that Devin doesn't want to show detailed pictures of this new sleeve yet for fear that that British company will once again steal his design.May 11, 2011 at 2:44 pm #1735490Christopher TaggartMember
@penndudeLocale: Western PA
I woke up to the email on my phone and hurriedly signed up for mine. Well, in my semi conscious state, I signed up for the Prime. I wish I knew more details about it. I would like to have an included bag so my pack doesn't smell like soot.May 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm #1735500Devin MontgomeryBPL Member
@dsmontgomeryLocale: one snowball away from big trouble
On the Prime – that softshell sleeve is also a stuff sack, just folded up. In the middle of the video, I set it down on a big rock and you can see how it looks in stuff sack mode. I'm traveling right now, but will post pics to clarify when I get home.
BTW – can I just say Holy Cow! 90 backers in 12 hours. I think I just peed a little. :)May 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm #1735575Christopher TaggartMember
@penndudeLocale: Western PA
You deserve a serious pat on the back and I'm tempted to take a quick afternoon trip to the burgh to buy you a beer. What a following the BackCountry Boiler has amassed!
This is literally how my morning went. Woke up to the notifying email and tried to decipher what it was all about. Took it all it. Panicked and immediately signed up in support of the Prime to hold my spot. It was ridiculous.May 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm #1735604Randy MartinBPL Member
The description of the Prime seems to imply it is Anodized but not the Supreme. Am I reading that right?May 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm #1735659
At least the 2nd batch is coming when I'm employed… I missed out on the last one because my contract ended and I'd just paid for my Africa trip. Now I have another contract, so I have some income and can actually support Devin this time :)
Way to go, Devin… you're already past the half-way point, and you just started your Kickstarter campaign! My first one didn't go nearly so well… I didn't get the word out to enough people quickly enough :-/May 12, 2011 at 10:50 am #1735792Larry MBPL Member
@maethrosLocale: Mid South
Darn, I missed out on a Prime. My son confiscated my 1st Gen.May 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm #1735882Andy SchillMember
Wow, the Boiler is getting A LOT of press. REI just posted a link to the Boiler on Kickstarter saying people should help fund it.
I need to get one..May 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm #1735888
Wow. And in two days it's almost hit its target already!May 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm #1735897Konrad .BPL Member
whoa, Andy where do you see the REI spotlight on the BCB? *EDIT ah, its on their twitter feed. Cool!
I do see the outside blog article about it! Great publicity…even though there are a few mKettle trolls posting in the comments section. Do your part and whack-a-mole on these a-holes.
Devon, this must be a pretty exciting time for you! Truly inspirational my friend. Who need's a law degree when you can build an empire out of wood twigs, neoprene, and anodized aluminum ;) Congrats!May 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm #1735899Cayenne RedmonkBPL Member
@redmonkLocale: Greater California Ecosystem
Backcountry Boiler: Hot water from found fuel.
A new project on @Kickstarter you may just want to help fund!
http://kck.st/kKuhJAMay 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm #1735907Dustin ShortBPL Member
WOW, that's great PR. I'm also glad to see that REI (or at least a savvy employee) is making the effort to ensure that the proper design (and designer) is recognized for their tremendous effort.
Devin, Congratulations. In just about a day you've managed to nearly raise the full $20K for this production run. I'm glad the community is able to support you in your endeavors! I know this has been a labor of love for you over the past few years and it's amazing to see it start to gain traction. Unfortunately I'm just a poor college student again that's focused on gearing up my outdoor climbing and not backpacking, but I look forward to future production runs from you when I can snag one of these myself!
I see this as just the beginning of your story, and it's inspiring to all of those that produce high quality gear and dream of bringing them to market someday.
-DustinMay 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm #1735908R SMember
You six people obviously 1) have more money than I do and 2) seem, at least to me, like people who like to see their money go to a good cause. Also, I see no reason why one should have, nor need, 6 Backcountry Boilers. So if you could be so kind, could you please give one to me. I promise to use the **** out of it. Thank you.
Me.May 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm #1735911Paul GibsonMember
@pgibsonLocale: SW Idaho
RS, There is a group of folks going in together on multiple groups of six on another forum. ;) More than likely they will all be spoken for by the end of the day.
Devin, Looks like you are going to likely run well over goal, any chance of more Primes being added? As of right now there is less than $1000 left needed to hit the goal, congrats. :)May 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm #1735912drowning in spamMember
Almost there…May 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm #1735915rubmybelly!BPL Member
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
"Also, I see no reason why one should have, nor need, 6 Backcountry Boilers."
I'm part French. That calls for 7 course meals, even in the backcountry…….May 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm #1735920Franco DarioliSpectator
@francoLocale: Gauche, CU.
Of course !
The curse of the seven course
I am a bit of a Francophile myself
(well done Devin)May 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm #1735922R SMember
Can't blame a guy for trying.May 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm #1735924Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Way to go Devin. I got a prime. Your almost there!
Great concept Kickstarter has there.May 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm #1735928
"I'm part French. That calls for 7 course meals, even in the backcountry……."
Does that mean that you cook all 7 courses at the same time? :)May 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm #1735930rubmybelly!BPL Member
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
"Does that mean that you cook all 7 courses at the same time? :)"
Drats. Foiled again…..May 12, 2011 at 5:06 pm #1735946
Oh well… I was imagining an octopus with a French accent lighting 7 BCB's all at once ;)May 12, 2011 at 5:06 pm #1735947David ClecknerMember
That was impressive. Made the goal already. Congratulations Devin!
I guess that means I have to cough up $90 dollars then. At least I have until June to tell the wife.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.