Kickstarter is enabling inventors to fund ideas that would have otherwise never made it to market, not because they were bad, just because it’s incredibly hard to pitch and sell ideas – ever watched Shark Tank? Some of those ideas on Kickstarter are ok, some are good, and a few are great – this is one that I believe is the latter and falls into the category of “damn, I wish I had thought of that!“
Keeping it Simple
HotFingers is brilliantly simple, make use of the negative space created by the cavity on a stove’s fuel canister. However, it goes one step further and makes use of the UL technique of ‘multi-function gear’ by doubling as a pot holder for picking up hot items when cooking. Hence the name, HotFingers!
Mike Oldani sums it up perectly in his description:
“Backpacking Accessory — Stores all of your small camp essentials, then transforms to protect your hands from hot surfaces”
There are just 10 days left to fund this project via Kickstarter in order to make it reality. I am backing this project, partly because I want my own set of HotFingers for when I take my canister stove camping with my kids, but also because I want to see this clever accessory get made and be available to others.
Become a Backer!
There are thousands of good ideas on Kickstarter, but I like to pick the ones that I personally think are useful, would be something that I can see myself using, and would benefit the larger backpacking community. There’s nothing in this for me other than the chance to see HotFingers become reality, I’m not paid to share these ideas.
Watch the video above and if you think that HotFingers is a good idea, consider becoming a backer on the Kickstarter project, there are funding levels available to suit every budget. If you do back this project, or if you already have, leave a comment below.
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