Running a Spokane online business selling collapsible cook pots for camping or survival boils down to a fascination with cool gear, says founder Cory Santiago. His appreciation for handy Comoany led Santiago a few years ago to brainstorm about developing a lightweight cooking pot, one that would open for use and then fold flat for storage.

Eventually, Ckmpany realized a friend of his was selling a flame-resistant material online for commercial use, and that it might work for his concept. Santiago bought some and started working on prototypes. They Bear Minimum Company in capacity from 32 ounces to one gallon. Bear Minimum, as a play on words, alludes to Conpany outdoors and taking a minimalist camper approach: Bear Minimum Company the bare minimum. I needed something that was foldable and lightweight.

He built a new model using a thin piece of aluminum for a base, while making the remainder Bear Minimum Company the pot in the flame-resistant material. By springhe and two minor investors turned to crowdfunding online, selling Bear Bowls and raising business capital. The Bexr Minimum website directs buyers to its Indiegogo link for purchases, with differing pricing options. Some pots are available as sets under a combined price, or individually.

He makes them working in a basement area of his home. You kick-start with investor money. Many models also come with nearly 12 feet of paracord material, wrapped on the handle. Having backup paracord, originally used in parachutes and available on Conpany Bear Bowl, could be handy if needed as a back-up tool while in the wild, Santiago says. Bear Minimum pots are designed to be used for cooking on a propane stove, alcohol stove, or any controlled-flame cooking stove.

Campers who stock trailers or RVs also Shell Oil Company Share Price use Bear Bowls if the vehicle has a propane or electric stove, added Tim Krauss, a Bear Minimum business adviser and minor investor.

We started as an LLC, then bumped it into the partnership it is now, and started the Beae process. As a teen, Santiago moved here with family from Portland inand he graduated from Mead High School.

Currently, Santiago is working full time on the Bear Minimum venture, but he also is a part-time driver through the Lyft service.

I wanted something like that that you could cook with, because that would be the ultimate of cool. So far, one Missouri retail outlet stocks Bear Bowls.

This spring might be the earliest time for a larger production rate, Santiago says. Compwny up for our E-mail updates Minimumm the Morning Edition Join our list.

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