Based in Tempe, Arizona, FlipFuel was founded in 2021 by Eric Flottmann and Frank Healy, two local backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts turned entrepreneurs. Combining their passion for technology with their love of the outdoors, they created FlipFuel to offer a simple solution for hikers and campers: consolidating partially filled fuel containers and recycling the empties.

Eric Flottmann is an Arizona adventure-seeker and entrepreneur, known for his explorations of the desert's most iconic trails, including Aravaipa Canyon and the Grand Canyon. One of his recent favourite adventures was a backpacking trip with his son in the West Clear Creek Wilderness of the Coconino National Forest. Eric has also ventured to the Enchantments in Washington, trekked through Glacier National Park, and explored the twisty terrain of Joshua Tree National Park.

Beyond his personal adventures, Eric is a dedicated leader in both the outdoors and business. He teaches outdoor skills to young scouts, including his two children, as a leader for Scouts BSA and the Girl Scouts of the USA. 

Frank Healy, a true Arizona native, grew up in Globe, east of Phoenix. Globe is known for its prehistoric Native American ruins and mining history, nestled within the Superstition and Pinal Mountain ranges. Frank's childhood backyard was a desert habitat filled with coyotes, skunks, snakes, tarantulas, and Gila monsters.

With deep family roots in Arizona, Frank's grandfather lived in the state before it was even officially recognised, and his entrepreneurial spirit inspired Frank to follow a similar path. Frank has developed several successful technology companies in Arizona, with FlipFuel being his first venture that combines his entrepreneurial skills with his love of travel.

FlipFuel aims to enhance the outdoor experience by addressing the common problem of managing fuel canisters. By providing a way to consolidate partially filled fuel containers and recycle the empties, FlipFuel is making outdoor adventures more efficient and eco-friendly. With their combined expertise in technology and passion for the outdoors, Eric and Frank continue to innovate and inspire, making FlipFuel a trusted name for hikers and campers everywhere.

Compact and lightweight, FlipFuel is easy to carry in your backpack or camping gear, making it a convenient solution for outdoor adventures. By recycling empty canisters and minimising fuel waste, FlipFuel helps reduce your environmental footprint during outdoor activities.

Compatible with isobutane fuel canisters, commonly used in camping stoves. This versatility makes it a valuable addition to any outdoor enthusiast's kit.

A must-have tool for those looking to optimise their fuel usage and minimise waste. With its simple and intuitive design, it's easy to use and highly effective at transferring fuel between canisters.

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