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Backpacking Gear Found on Kickstarter.comFive new new products funded through Kickstarter.com...some great, some not so great.
Text and photos by Allison Woods
Kickstarter.com is a website created to provide a platform for crowd-sourcing the funding of creative projects. Over 20,000 projects have been funded in the site's three-year history. Check out these five, specifically picked for a backpacking audience. All are funded, and besides the paper Hexa Pot (slide 1), all are available for sale right now.
Hexa Pot: The heavy coated paper Hexa Pot is awkward and I burned a hole in it after low heat didn't heat water in a timely way. Prediction: With more tinkering, this might be good.... 2.3 oz. w/lid; collapses flat. Not for sale yet, energia-usa.com