Today David interviews innovator Dr. Tom Cannon who holds holds 21 different patents - from things such as the fiber optic connectors on the Patriot Missile system, to a bubble level device to help you perfect your golf swing - but today we talk about his ThriftyVac invention.
Thirftyvac is a device for non-electric vacuum sealing of food using ordinary zip-lock type bags. The second I saw his video I knew I would back his project because it solves problems I have experienced and therefore makes my life easier.
Dr. Cannon's invention is currently being funded through Kickstarter.com. Kickstarter is a way for innovators to receive funds from consumers instead of venture capitalists - this way products either fail or succeed based upon what people want rather than how good a salesman you are.
The kickstarter project for the Thirftyvac is already successful, enough has been raised to ensure his product will be produced. I am not having him on the show to help him, as much as to give you the opportunity to back the project and get the device plus other rewards sooner and at a lower cost than it will be available to the general public.
His project will close on July 10th at 10:56am CDT, after that you will have to wait for it to be sold commercially.
I approached Dr. Cannon because I believe that a non-electric vacuum sealer using regular ziplock bags is something the prepper community could use. I have not received anything in return for my endorsement.