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Spam Can “Hook & Loop” Patches

Sunday, April 13th, 2014


Gunwebsites has designed 7.62×39 and 7.62x54r spam can Velcro patches, yet found the borders were “off” and decided to gauge interest “as-is” by holding a funding campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign was successful enough that they even expanded the line to include a 5.45×39 spam can patch. Although the campaign has reached its funding goal, there are still backing rewards available for those who are interested.


Aesent – The World’s Most Comfortable Tent

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Aescent is a company that currently has a project up on Kickstarter: ‘The World’s Most Comfortable Tent’. The ‘World’s Most Comfortable Tent’ is a 4-man domed tent with an integrated 6-inch inflatable base attached via zipper access. The inflatable base is designed using an intertwining system of tubes, which limits the ability of air to be unevenly displaced, unlike traditional air mattresses built using a bladder-like construction. The tent is also designed so that it can be used without the mattress, for such times when weight conservation is a must. The tent is still in the prototype phase, and the finalized design is planned to include the addition of internal storage pockets and high-grade aluminum tent poles.


Ember Equipment – Modular Urban Backpack

Friday, March 14th, 2014


Emer Equipment’s Modular Urban Backpack is a 20-liter urban pack with included German-made magnetic coupling hardware. The pack incorporates padded and fleece-lined internal laptop and tablet pockets, and two weatherproof exterior gear pockets. The exterior of the pack is made from Cordura nylon, and the interior is lined with Cordura nylon. It is currently up for funding on Kickstarter.

Ember Product from Ember Equipment on Vimeo.


3d Printed Bomb Suit Figure EOD

Monday, February 3rd, 2014


Project creator Benjamin Summerfield is looking for funding to create this EOD Bomb Suit Figure. The figure will come unpainted with snap assembly, moving joints, interchangeable hands, and a mortar accessory. Funding is going towards a 3D printer, which could lead to additional figures in the future.



Zipmount For GoPro

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014


Featuring an injection-molded body made from PC/ABS, a closed cell foam base, and an open ended M5 hex nut, the Zipmount is a simple yet effective mounting solution for GoPro series cameras. All that is required is a zip tie to secure it to any number of compatible surfaces. Two zip ties can even be used to mount it at a 45 degree angle.


Fully Automatic Rubber Band Machine Gun

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013


There is currently a Kickstarter page up for a fully-automatic rubber band machine gun. CNC machined from birch plywood, it has a total capacity of 672 rubber bands, launched from 16 barrels at a rate of 14 shots per second. The trigger mechanism is electric, powered by 5 AA batteries. The finished product will come with a display rack and 700 spare bands.


Snooperscope: Night Vision For Mobile Devices

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Snooperscope is a wireless Night Vision camera for mobile devices running iOS and Android software.


Ledge Pants: Stainproof Pants For Everyday Use On Kickstarter

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Ledge Pants are Liquid-resistant, stain-proof, wrinkle-resistant pants that are equally at home outside or in the office. The fabric features a high elastane content of 10%, so the pants move with the wearer. They’re also highly sturdy, and have extra deep pockets with a cut on the side for easy access. The project is currently up on Kickstarter, with men’s sizes in mind; once the goal is reached women’s sizes will be considered.


Prometheus Lights – Beta QR On Kickstarter

Friday, October 18th, 2013


Prometheus Lights’ Beta QR is billed as the “World’s First Quick-Release AAA Keychain Flashlight”. It features a Nichia 219 High CRI LED, which provides a CRI (Color Rendering Index) of 90+; for comparison, daylight scores a perfect 100 on the index. Three aluminum finishes will be offered. A fourth copper finish has a unique 3 mode driver that features an extra-low “moonlight” mode. Additionally, its extra-high mode is 40% brighter when compared to the high modes of the aluminum finished lights.


Juggernaut Defense – Juggernaut Case For iPhone 5 On Kickstarter

Monday, October 14th, 2013

The Juggernaut Case is a military grade rugged wearable case and mount for mobile devices designed to allow users to bring their smartphones to the field to enhance communication capabilities. The case itself is waterproof, dustproof, and shock and drop proof. It features hardened anti-glare glass screen protection, and offers quick phone insertion and removal. Available mounts for the Juggernaut Case will include sternum-strap and MOLLE/PALS chest straps, a forearm mount, and a back pack mount that attaches to any backpack shoulder strap in a vertical position. Juggernaut Cases are currently available for a variety of Motorola and Samsung mobile devices.



Z.E.R.T. 2014 Zombie Killing Calendar On Kickstarter

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Z.E.R.T. and 32 Celsius are trying to fund a 2014 calendar featuring girls in zombie camo slaying the undead, with twice Emmy nominated makeup artist, Kelly Belmonte, behind the zombie makeup.


Bacon Spatula?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


Obviously, it’s not a spatula made of bacon, but rather a spatula patterned to look like bacon; kitchen camouflage if you will.

It’s part of the ‘GIR: Get It Done’ line of spatulas, kitchenware made for men. Here’s what the creator had to say about them:

“They are unibody silicone, and indestructible. There is a pro size that can legitimately knock someone out if you hit them on the head with it (field-tested).”

The line is currently up on Kickstarter, where enough funding will result in spatulas in all sorts of colors, including the bacon pattern, and sizes mini, skinny, ultimate, and pro.


Schnelle Keys And Tools

Saturday, September 21st, 2013


Schnelle Keys and tools are a project currently up on kickstarter for keys that also function as tools. Made from 17-4PH steel, the keys come as blanks and in two styles – Schlage SC1 and Kwikset KW1; the purchaser is required to have a locksmith with carbide key cutters to grind the keys to match their locks. As can be seen in the image above, the keys would be available with heads featuring either a variety of hex wrenches or a variety of flat head or Phillips head drivers.

Featured on opposite ends of the image are the Schnelle pocket tools. Made from 304 Stainless Steel and Titanium-6Al-4V, the pocket tools feature tools including: socket driver, screw drivers, hex wrenches, bottle opener, pry bar, rough file, nail notch, and box opener.


Ti2 Para-Biner

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013


Ti2 Para-Binder is a series of titanium carabiners and multi-tools for everyday carry. The body of the para-binders are made from grade 5 (6Al4V) titanium. Dependent on the model, the para-binder is pulley, cleat, cinch, bottle opener, bit driver, wrench, pry bar, and box opener. True to its name, the para-binder is designed largely for use with paracord, and is not load rated for climbing.


Hex: A Copter That Anyone Can Fly

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Hex is the world’s first personalized smartphone controlled nanocopter. It comes in a kit that snaps together and requires no soldering; the designers provide many custom shells, and even more designs can be 3D printed by the user. The platform is completely open source and is compatible with Arduino, so it’s easy to change the source code and/or hardware to specify it for different tasks. The app used to control Hex is free, and uses Bluetooth 4.0 for efficient long distance communication.


OLIVERS Athletic Shorts

Friday, August 30th, 2013


Marketed as ‘The Last Pair of Athletic Shorts You’ll Ever Need’, OLIVERS are designed as high-performance near-universal athletic shorts. The base fabric is a 87% nylon/13% spandex blend, water repellent with a four-way stretch. Ballistic mesh pocketing is a 66% nylon/34% spandex blend and will resist against punctures from keys and other sharp objects. The drawstring is made of mil-spec paracord with custom rubber endcaps for ease of tightening the waistband. Because the initial stretch goal was reached, the OLIVERS will be available with both an 8″ and 11″ inseam, the latter being the “tall guy pattern”.


H-Hour: World’s Elite On Kickstarter

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

A spiritual successor to the SOCOM games headed by the original series’ creative director and staffed by members of the teams behind some of the most popular modern war franchises of today? What’s not to love?


Ti2 Sentinel

Monday, March 11th, 2013


The Ti2 Sentinel line is a successful Kickstarter project for a series of “titanium cache system[s] to insure safe storage for essential items.” Made from corrosion-resistant grade 2 titanium, the Ti2 Sentinel features a three-piece design with two removable ends each with a water tight o-ring seal, fluted ergonomic grip areas, and a large ring slot to accommodate a wide range of clips, rings, and lanyards. The Sentinel is available for pre-order in 3 diameters and 8 variations with a ceramic media tumbled “stonewashed” soft matte patina finish or PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) hardcoat for additional protection and a darker finish.


WTF Keychain – Kickstarter

Friday, March 1st, 2013


For, the maker of the Grenade Bottle Opener comes his latest project, the WTF keychain. The WTF, which stands for ‘Wrench That Fits’, features wrench sizes in 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 13mm. Additionally, it also features a pry bar, side dimples that function as a ruler and grip, and can be used effectively as a gear tie. It will be available in titanium and aluminum.

Kickstarter – WTF Keychain

Kickstarter – ’3rd Person View’ Action-Cam Camera Mount for Extreme Sports

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

You’ve got just under two weeks to get in on this UK-based Kickstarter project by Sail Video Systems. The ’3rd Person View’ action-cam camera mount for extreme sports, is exactly what the name implies. Instead of standard POV mounts, this one puts you in the picture.

3rd Person View action-cam camera mount for extreme sports

It consists of three elements: the curved carbon sandwich backplate that is worn with a waterproof adjustable sports belt, Fully adjustable camera pole and a unique locking/release mechanism. Additionally, there are two adapters that will enable you to mount any camera (up to ±1,5 kg) at any angle


This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

Grenade Bottle Opener On Kickstarter

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A user on Kickstarter, known only as Brad, created this grenade-shaped multi-tool called, appropriately enough, the Bottle Grenade. Its primary function is as a combination twist off/pry off (pop top) bottle opener, however it also includes a wrench and hex slot along with four holes for use with a keyring or paracord. It’s machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, and based on donation level can include custom engraving and/or the realistic grenade pattern.


Bandit Guns: Rubber Band Shotgun On Kickstarter

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Touted as the “Worlds first, multi-action rubber band shotgun…”, the Bandit Guns are one of two models that come in a kit style and are assembled from 14 pieces of laser cut birch plywood held together with binding bolts. Seen above is “The Sheriff”, which holds up to ten rubber bands, and can be fired one of three ways: single shot, rapid fire, and shotgun blast. A smaller model, “The Outlaw”, lacks a trigger, allows for 9 rubber bands, and single shot and rapid fire firing modes. Made in the USA.

Bandit Guns – Kickstarter

Combat Kitchenware On Kickstarter

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

This is the Fighting Man’s Frying Pan, a creation of Morlock Enterprises currently undergoing funding on Kickstarter, and a regular frying pan transformed into a cooking implement of awesomeness via the sword hilt that conveniently replaces the run-of-the-mill handle. The handle is custom milled and cast from aluminum and combined with a silicone wrap, giving it a sturdy, well insulated property. To be made in the USA.

Kickstarter – Combat Kitchenware

CODENAME: DELTA SiX FPS Controlller on Kickstarter

Friday, October 26th, 2012

The DELTA SiX is an attempt to make the perfect FPS game controller. Designed to closely mimic an actual firearm, it features an accelerometer and kickback to simulate aiming movement and firing while a removable magazine simulates actual reloading. An ergonomic design places the face buttons along the grip for easy access, and a chin activation placed on top of the controller, behind the optional scope attachment, activates the in-game ADS (aim down sight). Other optional attachments include a grenade launcher and suppressor. The controller will be compatible with Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U, with plans to produce models for any next gen game consoles.

Kickstarter- CODNAME: DELTA SiX

The Operator

Thursday, September 27th, 2012


The Operator is a stainless steel multi-function iPhone case currently in development by HEPHAESTUS. The company’s founders’ experiences with working with US Special Forces groups and manufacturing armor for the US military and various DOD groups led to the design of case, which will be going up for funding on Kickstarter this October.