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2013-01-30 10:52:58 AM
Backcountry boiler - That's a neat play on the ancient "hobo stove" but only useful if *all* you want to do is boil water.  It looks really efficient for doing that.

My suggestion for it is to add some kind of optional attachment that allows for simmering.  Maybe some kind of "sheathe" that covered the top bottle/chimney that you would remove when boiling water and use as a pot.  You could boil some water, pour it into the sheath/pot with your simmer meal, and then place it on the bottom portion of the stove which should still have hot coals and still be able to take more natural fuel (you wouldn't have the chimney but your goal at that point would be simmering and not boiling).

Many people who do non-thru hikes for weeks at a time, like a good evening meal which means meals that require simmering (pasta, rice, etc.).
 
2013-01-30 11:30:39 AM
Is this where I post about how much of a scam Kickstarter is and how you're all suckers for contributing?

I hope not. I got some awesome marshmallows and some drinking vinegar should be arriving in the next day or two. And the pants I'm wearing came off Kickstarter and they're the best pants I've ever owned.
 
2013-01-30 11:43:08 AM
The electric harmonica sounded really interesting but it turns out it was just a farking pickup for a regular harmonica. It would have been fun to be able to retune the harmonica completely or use it as a terrible midi controller, but this is just a different style of amplification.
 
2013-01-30 11:45:51 AM
The C-Loop has many others that do essentially the same thing only (IMHO) better by allowing the camera to slide on the loop over your shoulder.

/nothing wrong with the C-Loop
//I prefer other tech.
 
2013-01-30 11:45:59 AM
Flip flops are an incredible innovation?
 
2013-01-30 11:52:40 AM
If these are the choicest items out of the Kickstarter portfolio, I'd had to see what the rest are like.
 
2013-01-30 12:12:58 PM
No mention of the jellyfish aquarium? That thing is genuinely cool.
 
2013-01-30 12:15:36 PM

NASAM: Flip flops are an incredible innovation?


Made in USA? Yeah...pretty much.
 
2013-01-30 12:19:51 PM
Rivet Wars is better than all those.
 
2013-01-30 12:39:25 PM

UberDave: Backcountry boiler - That's a neat play on the ancient "hobo stove" but only useful if *all* you want to do is boil water.  It looks really efficient for doing that.

My suggestion for it is to add some kind of optional attachment that allows for simmering.  Maybe some kind of "sheathe" that covered the top bottle/chimney that you would remove when boiling water and use as a pot.  You could boil some water, pour it into the sheath/pot with your simmer meal, and then place it on the bottom portion of the stove which should still have hot coals and still be able to take more natural fuel (you wouldn't have the chimney but your goal at that point would be simmering and not boiling).

Many people who do non-thru hikes for weeks at a time, like a good evening meal which means meals that require simmering (pasta, rice, etc.).


Make a cozy.
www.outdoortrailgear.com

/watches lots of people boiling water
 
2013-01-30 12:41:28 PM
Not Kickstarter, but still...
Link
 
2013-01-30 12:54:39 PM

farker99: The C-Loop has many others that do essentially the same thing only (IMHO) better by allowing the camera to slide on the loop over your shoulder.

/nothing wrong with the C-Loop
//I prefer other tech.


I never thought a camera belt holster would be my favorite piece of photography equipment, until I started using one when I'm out shooting. Get rid of the strap altogether.
 
2013-01-30 01:15:23 PM

Crudbucket: farker99: The C-Loop has many others that do essentially the same thing only (IMHO) better by allowing the camera to slide on the loop over your shoulder.

/nothing wrong with the C-Loop
//I prefer other tech.

I never thought a camera belt holster would be my favorite piece of photography equipment, until I started using one when I'm out shooting. Get rid of the strap altogether.


I've seen those. They are way to flimsy to hold that much weight, at such a poorly leveraged angle, at a major flex and bump point on the body. I use a C-loop now, but still spin it around to my back while walking/moving/hiking. My glass is way to expensive to trust to cheap plastic and I know having an SLR+lens sticking off to my side would cause me no end of grief.
 
2013-01-30 01:49:45 PM

Teufelaffe: Rivet Wars is better than all those.


I've already got Dust Tactics. Those Kingdom Death: Monster miniatures on the other hand, those pretty darn cool.
 
2013-01-30 02:01:05 PM
Backcountry boiler grew out of a discussion on backpackinglight.com. very neat development process.
 
2013-01-30 02:07:23 PM

farker99: The C-Loop has many others that do essentially the same thing only (IMHO) better by allowing the camera to slide on the loop over your shoulder.

/nothing wrong with the C-Loop
//I prefer other tech.


I've gone to a Luma Cinch - like the C-loop, but connects to both top and bottom so that it can hold the camera to you tightly. I like it quite a bit.

I looked at the Blackrapid and similar, but I really don't like the 'dangle your camera loosely from the tripod mount' connectors. Too much chance of the camera swinging in a way I don't want it to.
 
2013-01-30 02:17:20 PM

Nuclear Monk: Not Kickstarter, but still...
Link


That's pretty awesome.
 
2013-01-30 02:47:38 PM
It's no hyper bike lock but our kickstarter just launched today! Take a look
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/33350760/sketchtees-t-shirts
 
2013-01-30 04:02:29 PM

t3knomanser: Is this where I post about how much of a scam Kickstarter is and how you're all suckers for contributing?

I hope not. I got some awesome marshmallows and some drinking vinegar should be arriving in the next day or two. And the pants I'm wearing came off Kickstarter and they're the best pants I've ever owned.


We're getting Wasteland 2 later this year as a result of Kickstarter, so it looks OK to me.

Then again, I only contribute to legitimate startups - this one had Brian Fargo, who was behind the original game. And it's paying off, with me getting several nice bonuses as an original backer. We also get regular updates, which is nice.

Link
 
2013-01-30 04:05:26 PM
The TiGR looks promising. If you're running a specific kind of bike. Certainly won't fit a fat-bike. If even a decently wide regular mtb tire. Pfft.
 
2013-01-30 04:53:26 PM
The only new innovation with the C-loop is in precisely how it rotates. Everything else has been done multiple times before.
 
2013-01-30 06:09:41 PM
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2013-01-30 06:14:18 PM

UberDave: Backcountry boiler - That's a neat play on the ancient "hobo stove" but only useful if *all* you want to do is boil water.  It looks really efficient for doing that.

My suggestion for it is to add some kind of optional attachment that allows for simmering.  Maybe some kind of "sheathe" that covered the top bottle/chimney that you would remove when boiling water and use as a pot.  You could boil some water, pour it into the sheath/pot with your simmer meal, and then place it on the bottom portion of the stove which should still have hot coals and still be able to take more natural fuel (you wouldn't have the chimney but your goal at that point would be simmering and not boiling).

Many people who do non-thru hikes for weeks at a time, like a good evening meal which means meals that require simmering (pasta, rice, etc.).


fark cooking, my tablet needs recharged
 
2013-01-30 06:16:18 PM

neuroflare: fark cooking, my tablet needs recharged


Also that thing does coking too
 
2013-01-30 07:40:00 PM
I've backed about 8 things so far (including Wasteland 2).  Of the 8, I've received the promised rewards for 5 of them and the other three aren't due for another few months but I do get regular updates from them.
 
2013-01-30 09:00:35 PM
Well, that wasn't very incredible. In fact, most of that stuff existed before, in different forms.

I still don't trust Kickstarter, and I'd never throw my money at anything on it... Even if it were something I really wanted. I'm glad some people are okay with gambling like that, but I have better things to do with my cash than to give to someone who may or may not produce something in the distant future.
 
2013-01-30 09:42:05 PM

Crudbucket: farker99: The C-Loop has many others that do essentially the same thing only (IMHO) better by allowing the camera to slide on the loop over your shoulder.

/nothing wrong with the C-Loop
//I prefer other tech.

I never thought a camera belt holster would be my favorite piece of photography equipment, until I started using one when I'm out shooting. Get rid of the strap altogether.




Thank you. I love it.
 
2013-01-30 09:49:43 PM

t3knomanser: Is this where I post about how much of a scam Kickstarter is and how you're all suckers for contributing?

I hope not. I got some awesome marshmallows and some drinking vinegar should be arriving in the next day or two. And the pants I'm wearing came off Kickstarter and they're the best pants I've ever owned.


SMBC Comics is doing a pretty awesome kickstarter for the new book coming out. Looks to be worth dropping the money on to get the book and a bunch of extras if you want.

SMBC - Science: Ruining Everything since 1543 kickstarter

:D
 
2013-01-30 10:08:41 PM
Not really an innovation, but Cards Against Humanity is my favorite kickstarter project.  It's basically Apples to Apples, but full of offensive cards, which makes it hilarious.
 
2013-01-30 11:36:13 PM
The most incredible Kickstarter innovation was making miniatures wargaming companies filthy rich.

Steve Jackson Games needed $20,000 for an reissue of it's OGRE/GEV future micro armor game. They got nearly a million dollars.
 
2013-01-30 11:59:41 PM
http://www.oculusvr.com/

What no love for the oculus rift? I'm still waiting for the home version. a dev kit would kick ass but I shouldn't waste my money on it until it fully comes out

/its not vaporware. I swear.
 
2013-01-31 01:27:50 AM

duffman13: Not really an innovation, but Cards Against Humanity is my favorite kickstarter project.  It's basically Apples to Apples, but full of offensive cards, which makes it hilarious.


That game is amazing.
 
2013-01-31 01:41:51 AM
I finally got these the other day.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/charliebrumfield/artisan-dice

Pretty cool. The guy had a Kickstarter goal of $300. He got over $90,000 in pledges. Needless to say, it took him a while to fulfill the orders.
 
2013-01-31 02:15:51 AM
Of those on the list I'm familiar with, one didn't work anywhere near like what was promised, and the other one came to market, but the product quality was so shiatty that many people never got the product, and those that did tended to get full refunds (after making a lot of noise).  Its now more than 2 years since funding and they're still looking for a "new" manufacturer to do a second run.
 
2013-01-31 03:24:36 AM

Teufelaffe: Rivet Wars is better than all those.


I may throw some money at that. Having said that I've already received Zombicide and Sedition Wars (though I haven't had the time to put SW together and play it yet.) I also have Ogre coming down the line (fairly soon hopefully). I also recently put money into Kingdom Death: Monster even if some of the figures are, er, nsfw...

s14.postimage.org
 
2013-01-31 06:46:21 AM

NASAM: Flip flops are an incredible innovation?


They go on your hands, though
 
2013-01-31 07:58:22 AM
Zombies, Run! Is amazing, and helped me lose about 40 pounds.
 
2013-01-31 02:17:58 PM

Razner: Zombies, Run! Is amazing, and helped me lose about 40 pounds.


Holy Gods, that's awesome!

As is this: Zombie Run
 
2013-01-31 09:18:51 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: No mention of the jellyfish aquarium? That thing is genuinely cool.


The guy who invented that used to work on biological weapons for a defense contractor.  Got laid off and discovered his joy.  Cool transition!
 
2013-01-31 09:19:34 PM

Cormee: NASAM: Flip flops are an incredible innovation?

They go on your hands, though


So they're plip-plops?
 
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