LifeDisc - All Round Survival

A compact fishing kit and personal survival tool that's always on hand when you need it. LifeDisc is off-grid insurance for your next meal.
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Darren Stanton
Design
Adelaide
Australia
7 Team Members


About LifeDisc

LifeDisc started with the goal of having a compact fishing kit on hand whenever you need it, but has evolved into much more.
 
Measuring just 37mm in height and 200mm in diameter, LifeDisc builds into a personal life sustaining toolkit that can be neatly stowed in your backpack, glove box or bug-out bag so it's always within easy reach.

LifeDisc features a tough signalling mirror that's built to withstand the outdoors and usable without needing to open the disc. If you find yourself in need of rescue, being able to draw the attention of rescuers quickly is key to survival.
 
A simple twist reveals a watertight storage unit with 240 cubic centimetre capacity. The contents of the storage unit have very deliberately been left to your own personal choice. Whilst we would expect that most survival kits would include an emergency water filter, fire starter, compass, etc., opinions vary widely when selecting personal survival items. So whether your preference is for GPS locators or insulin, the best thing that we feel we can offer with LifeDisc is freedom of choice.
 
That said, we plan to offer you the option of purchasing the following ready-made kit of the basics we feel you would need in a survivalist situation. And yes, all of these items fit  within the LifeDisc storage unit : 

** The Following Optional Items Are Not Included In The Indiegogo Perks **


The signalling mirror and storage unit can be detached, which then allows the outer covers to be removed. Inside you'll find a rope spool wound with 12 metres of 550 Paracord which can also be removed and used separately. The central reel, wound with 100 metres of Platypus 30lb fishing line, is enclosed behind the rope spool ensuring that it remains tangle free and ready for use. The two outer covers turn over and bayonet back onto the central reel forming a full size hand reel ready to catch your next meal.

LifeDisc is manufactured in Australia from an ultra-tough plastic alloy that is chemical and UV resistant, making it virtually indestructible. LifeDisc also includes a drawstring net carry bag which doubles as a holding net for your catch. "Safety Orange" is the default LifeDisc color, but you also have the option of White, Black or Military Green if you would prefer.

So whether you're looking for a compact fishing kit for your next outdoor adventure, or a personal life sustaining tool for emergency preparedness, LifeDisc is up to the task.

Ready For Production

We have been quietly perfecting the LifeDisc design for over a year now and have created working prototypes to ensure the final design works flawlessly (see photos). Now that the design is safely covered by patent, it's time to release it to the world.

To take LifeDisc into full production, we need to raise $48,000 to cover the injection mould tooling. Our funding goal has been calculated to cover this initial up-front tooling cost, plus the cost of producing the LifeDiscs that you, our backer (read savior) will be receiving as part of your perk.

We have chosen a fixed funding model for our Indiegogo campaign. This means that all of your contributions are refunded by Indiegogo if this campaign doesn't raise at least enough to fund the production of the LifeDiscs promised to you in your perks. 

There are two Early Bird perks for backers that are quick off the mark. We're offering 1000 LifeDiscs at $10 off, and another 1000 at $5 off the expected retail price as an extra "Thanks" for getting our campaign off and running early. Please note that these discs will be produced in our first production run ("Safety Orange" color only
) and will therefore be shipped first .


Timeline

The most time consuming process in getting production up and running is the creation of the injection mould tooling which will take around 12 weeks to complete 5 moulds. We will be using that time to ensure that the other components (Paracord, fishing line, etc.) are ready for assembly when production starts in February, 2014. Below is our expected timeline and we will ensure that every backer is kept up to date by email as things progress :

  • Nov, 2013 - Commence Injection Mould Tooling
  • Feb, 2014 - Start Production and Assembly
  • Mar, 2014 - Begin Shipping LifeDiscs to Indiegogo Backers



Shipping 

After selecting your perk, you will need to add the value of one of the following shipping options to your contribution :

  • Add $10 to your contribution to cover domestic shipping within Australia.
  • Add $20 to your contribution to cover international shipping outside Australia.

If you forget to add shipping at the time that you grab your perk, all is not lost. You can use the "Forgotten Shipping" perks to look after it and we will marry up your shipping contribution with your LifeDisc perk.


Just To Say Thanks

Every Indiegogo backer will also receive at least one 580ml Folding Water Bottle as shown below. These bottles take up very little space when not in use and feature an active carbon water filter to produce safe drinking water from a multitude of sources. Whilst we would like to personally shake each of your hands for the part you're playing in bringing our new product to market, we hope that this gift expresses our appreciation in some small way.



What To Expect As A LifeDisc Backer

From the moment you select your LifeDisc perk, you're not just a customer, you're a member of the LifeDisc launch team - Welcome aboard!!

Whilst the campaign is underway we will be focusing all efforts on reaching our funding goal. You will receive email updates on how the campaign is progressing and how you can help spread the word to other potential backers.

When our 45 day campaign ends on 15th Nov, we go straight into production mode (if once  we've reached our goal). At that stage you become part of the decision making process for the finer details in bringing LifeDisc to market.

We will be asking for your views on matters ranging from the optional "ready-made kit" (listed above), to what default Paracord color is chosen. 
Your opinion will be vital in ensuring that we get things right for all future LifeDisc owners.

Every backer will receive an email in early December with a link to an online form to get your thoughts. If your perk includes a choice of colors ($37 or above), then this is where you pick your color(s). You will also have the option of confirming your delivery address details on this form.

We will have some milestones on the way to production, so please also expect to see some photos to keep you in the loop.


Thanks for your support!!


Other Ways You Can Help

You can still help make our campaign a success even if you can't contribute. You are the very best way we have of getting the word out that LifeDisc exists.

Please use the Facebook and Twitter links below to share the news around.

Sincere thanks.


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$1,957USD
raised in 1 month
2% funded
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$114,500 USD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign did not meet its $114,500USD funding goal by the deadline.
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This campaign ended on November 14, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Forgotten Shipping: Australia

    Just in case you forgot to add the cost of domestic Australian shipping to your perk. We will add this contribution to the LifeDisc perk you have chosen (below) to cover the shipping costs.

    0 claimed
  • $20USD
    Forgotten Shipping: Worldwide

    Just in case you forgot to add the cost of international shipping to your perk. We will add this contribution to the LifeDisc perk you have chosen (below) to cover the shipping costs.

    0 claimed
  • $27USD
    LifeDisc Early Bird - Save $10

    You receive one LifeDisc (Safety Orange color) complete with carry bag, 12m of Paracord, 100m of fishing line and a starter kit of hooks, sinkers and swivels. As a valued backer, you also receive a LifeDisc folding water bottle that features an active carbon water filter.

    9 out of 980 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $32USD
    LifeDisc Early Bird - Save $5

    You receive one LifeDisc (Safety Orange color) complete with carry bag, 12m of Paracord, 100m of fishing line and a starter kit of hooks, sinkers and swivels. As a valued backer, you also receive a LifeDisc folding water bottle that features an active carbon water filter.

    1 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $37USD
    LifeDisc - Choice of colors

    You receive one LifeDisc in your choice of Safety Orange, White, Black or Military Green colors complete with carry bag, 12m of Paracord, 100m of fishing line and a starter kit of hooks, sinkers and swivels. As a valued backer, you also receive a LifeDisc folding water bottle that features an active carbon water filter.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $74USD
    LifeDisc - Couples pack

    Nothing says you care like LifeDisc :). At this funding level you receive two LifeDiscs configured the same as the $37 level above and with the same choice of colors for each. As a valued backer, you also receive two LifeDisc folding water bottles that feature active carbon water filters.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $148USD
    LifeDisc - Family Pack

    A little insurance for every member of the family. At this funding level you receive four LifeDiscs configured the same as the $37 level above and with the same choice of colors for each. As a valued backer, you also receive four LifeDisc folding water bottles that feature active carbon water filters.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $540USD
    Early Bird Bulk Order

    Special request for 20 Early Bird LifeDiscs at $27 each. We will sell these units at retail price on behalf of the contributor and pass the profit onto them.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,000USD
    LifeDisc - Custom Run

    A limited run of 10 LifeDiscs in a custom color of your choosing. Maybe you want to give your discs the TRON look, or perhaps only Gold will ever do. We will work with you to create your perfect LifeDisc and produce a limited run of 10 units for you.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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