i was going to post this some time back, but i was waiting for some of the additional prizes. well, those never showed up and the holidays are now behind us now, so here goes...
im thinking its time for another contest! we already had a poor mans BOB contest ( i think i came in second place
), a MPSK contest ( i disqualified myself since i refused to change my kit, and follow the rules
), and the GHB contest ( which i won!
) but i think there has never been a bug out contest...
so, i would LOVE to see a WINTER BUG OUT CONTEST!!!
i know a lot of you got new gear for christmas, hanukkah, or maybe even kwanzaa! im sure you guys are just itching to get out in the snow and freezing cold to try it out. the rules should be pretty simple. get out for AT LEAST an overnight trip, use as much of your gear as possible, review all gear used ( i wanna know the good and the bad ) i also think this trip should include some amount of hiking. it doesnt need to be a 20 mile hike in the snow, but at least a few miles would be good. i also want to see guys using their skills like, fire making, food/water gathering, and any other bushcraft type skill you want us to see. your entry MUST include photos, and or videos!!!
i also think your entry should include as much info about your trip such as miles hiked, amount of time spent outside, wind temps as well as wind chill, and any other bit of information you could add to make your felllow ZS'ers feel like we went on the trip with you.
i think this contest should run till about mid february to give plenty of time to get out.
i will not enter this contest, however i do have a trip planned towards the end of this month ( hopefully around a nice cold front ) but i will post up a trip just to join in on the fun.
what i will do is offer up some prizes, or perhaps a gift card to the winner. hopefully some others may offer up a prize as well. speaking of prizes here is a pic of the prizes i did get from two GREAT guys. Blackdog and WhoshotJR... im looking at you guys! i got an under armour "cold gear" fleece/sweater, a compass, and a kick ass silva lighter from Blackdog, and i got a 25.00 gift certificate to backcountry.com from WhoshotJR that i used to buy a few 1ltr collapsible platy bottles ( im only showing one as the rest got tucked into kits ) THANKS AGAIN GUYS!
SO WHO IS READY FOR ANOTEHR CONTEST?