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TurboTrails.com Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund Its PakPit BBQ Grill, Flat-to-Pack Portable Fire Ring and Hot Rolled Steel Plate BBQ Grills

20 May

It’s Foldable Fire Ring and Portable BBQ Grills are Currently on Fire on Kickstarter and have exceeded their crowdfunding goal by 1025% on the very first day as Tailgaters, Backyard BBQers, Car Campers, Glampers, RVers, Boondockers and Other Outdoor Adventurers Buy New BBQ Grills for the 2021 Camping Season


Raleigh, NCTurboTrails.com announced today that the outdoor adventure gear company has rolled out a brand new bullet proof, portable heavy-duty steel #PakPit #BBQ #Grill and #foldable #firepit #ring that measures a mere 0.56″ thick when all 4 pieces are disassembled, stacked and packed in their rough and tough fireproof traveling bag.

The PakPit, Flat-to-Pack BBQ Grills are on sale NOW on Kickster.com while supplies last for the $75 Earlybird specials at => https://buff.ly/2Qv5gzV.

Its indestructible, hot-rolled steel plates are always an instant hit with tailgaters, campers, RVers, backyard BBQers and outdoor adventurers that are tired of buying cheap thin tin grills from Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes that burn out, rust out and wear out in a single season when used on a regular basis with hot fires that cause rapid rusting and oxidation.

Each of the four pieces of the PakPit are made from hot rolled steel that are 1/8″ thick. They will get hot and even glow red, but they will not melt or degradate. They are guaranteed to last longer than your lifetime. The PakPit will l probably be the last grill you ever have to buy because they are engineered to last.

When the cooking is done. They are easy to take apart, wash and scrub if needed, and stack perfectly on top of each other into a very slim profile that measures around 5/16’s of an inch. Once clean and cool they can be slipped into their travel bag. Their slim flat profile make them very easy to store in cabinets, closets; under RV, boat, car and truck seats or in the bed of trucks, car trunks and trailers. They make the perfect gift for every outdoor adventure guide or camping enthusiast that seems to have everything.

PakPit, flat-to-pack BBQ grills make the perfect firepit for beaches, city parks, state parks and the national forests that allow for dispersed or event camping, but do not have fire pit rings installed. They can be setup in less than 30 seconds. They can burn charcoal, firewood or setup to burn propane during burn bans.

The PakPits’ unique and patented design uses three sides that resemble the pakman video game character that slide together and connect to form a triangular base that lifts the fire off the ground so that it does not leave a burnmark trace on the ground, on wooden or rubberized picnic tables, or metal tailgates when used to grill out for a large group of friends. The round grill top fits perfectly into each piece’s carrying handle to provide a large integrated cooking surface area.



Once the cooking is done, leftover coals can be dumped into a tin cooking pan and completely extinguished with bottled water. We like to lean the hot metal plates against a rock and they will be cool enough to pack up in around 5 minutes. Their travel bags are fireproof so they can be put up while they are still warm without worries.

What is size is right for you?

Most people like to purchase the large 17″ PakPat complete with 26″ stand for backyard BBQs and firepits. It is the perfect solution for backyard BBQs for large parties, birthdays and sport tailgating events and has a 12-burger-at-one-time cooking capacity. People that travel prefer the smaller 13.5″ version unless they are traveling with a large family.

TurboTrails PakPit 17″ BBQ Grill and Firepit
TurboTrails PakPit 13.5 BBQ Grill and Fire Pit

iControl Networks Acquires Piper, a Wi-Fi -enabled, Z-Wave Standard All-in-One Home Awareness and Security Management Solution

16 Apr

Piper, the Compact, All-in-One Home Awareness and Management Device Now Enables Live Interaction and Integrated Security Functionality for a Total Home View

By Robert Hoskins

Ottawa, Ontario – iControl Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, announced the availability of two enhancements to the Piper all-in-one home awareness and management device: two-way audio and multi-Piper capability, which provides the ability to support more than one unit and create multiple security zones.

Piper, the Compact, All-in-One Home Awareness and Management Device Now Enables Live Interaction and Integrated Security Functionality for a Total Home View

Piper, the Compact, All-in-One Home Awareness and Management Device Now Enables Live Interaction and Integrated Security Functionality for a Total Home View

Piper, the compact, Wi-Fi-enabled, all-in-one home awareness and management device that launched general availability in North America in late January 2014 and was recently acquired by iControl Networks, enables users to seamlessly monitor what’s important in their life from their mobile device, all without service contracts or fees.

With multi-Piper capability, users will be able to create independent security zones using up to five Pipers within their homes. Each Piper operates as an independent sentinel and joins together to form an integrated security network. Seamless Z-Wave integration allows for complete home awareness and automation control. Shared environmental and motion sensor data, camera views and recorded videos provide the ability to track changes and movement through each zone.

Simple to use, two-way audio provides users with the ability to directly interact via Piper app’s camera view with occupants, elderly parents, children and even pets.

“The ability to simply and easily interact with and secure your entire home — not just one room — when you’re away has been a priority of ours since we first developed Piper,” said Russell Ure, creator of Piper and Executive Vice President and GM of iControl’s Canadian business unit. “We’re excited to offer an enhanced experience to our current and future customers.”

Piper has been recognized for its excellence in innovative design and engineering and originally debuted its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in August 2013, where it successfully tripled its funding efforts. Allowing users to easily monitor, secure and interact with their homes through Z-Wave home automation accessories, Piper continues to receive support and praise from homeowners, apartment renters, parents, pet owners and design enthusiasts alike.

Piper features include:

  • Security – Customize three security modes (home, away and vacation), motion detector and piercing, 105-decibel siren.
  • Automation – Integrate Z-Wave accessories into Piper’s security modes, control them remotely, on a schedule, or using environmental data.
  • HD Panoramic camera – 180° fisheye lens, electronic pan, tilt, and zoom, 1080p camera sensor.
  • Customized alerts – Phone call, text message, email and push notifications to alert users and their trusted circle when security rules are triggered.
  • Environmental sensors – Monitor and control home temperature, humidity, ambient light and sound.
  • Elegant design – Simple, intuitive app. Compact, two-toned form with brushed metal legs.
  • Smart hardware – ARM processor, battery backup, internal memory for video storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
  • Free cloud storage – Cloud infrastructure provides Piper a place to store event videos, send various types of notifications and perform additional login/connection negotiation.
  • Android & iOS support – Available on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
  • NEW Two-way audio – Talk directly to occupants through Piper and app on mobile device.

Two-way audio and multi-Piper capability will be available as a free firmware and software update. The Piper House Kit, which comes with three units in either black or white, can be purchased at http://store.getpiper.com for $649 USD. Piper can also be purchased by itself for $239 or bundled with Z-Wave home automation accessories such as smart switches and door/window sensors that allow consumers to control their homes remotely, ranging from $359 to $849 USD.

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