January 30, 2024

Campfire Innovation: Inside the Creation of PackAPit with John Chadwell [EP 424]

Show Notes

Rick Saez
Campfire Innovation: Inside the Creation of PackAPit with John Chadwell [EP 424]

Welcome to Episode 424 of the Outdoor Biz Podcast. Today, I’m speaking with PacAPit creator and Founder John Chadwell.

The inspiration for PacAPit came from the idea of building a fire they could use while sitting in the water, a fire that people could gather around. They started in June of 2020, and after John developed the product and got a patent, they began selling in October of 2021. They are in all 50 states and about 14 countries!

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Show Notes



00:00 Invented COVID baby fire concept on river.

03:23 Texas grocery chain H E B founders started camp foundation in Hill Country; aims to preserve camping experience.

07:56 Considering outsourcing production to scale business, possibly outsourcing grill production to a stamping facility.

11:30 Looking for retailers in San Antonio and Spring Branch for outdoor gear and fire pits.

15:30 The PackAPit allows building fires on any surface, including snow and ice, for outdoor activities.

16:44 People crave campfire experience to gather and connect, improving social interaction.

20:41 Advice on iterating a product, seeking feedback, and protecting ideas.

23:31 Versatile tool, furniture development, long-term app goal for campfire storytelling.

24:45 What is your favorite outdoor gear purchase under $100? Fiskar Hand Hatchet

26:01 Book emphasizes the importance of being willing to take chances.

27:32 Do you have any suggestions and/or advice for folks with a product idea to get it into production?

26:05 How about some of your favorite books? Here is New York, E.B. White, and A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink.

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To learn more about John and PacAPit, visit their website at: PacAPit.com

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