this is just a preliminary list of rules / guidelines. if anyone wants to add, or remove something post up. if the majority agrees then we can tweak any of this.
RULES / GUIDELINES
1 - you will need to use your winter bug out gear / BOB.
2 - there is no limit on the amount, or type of gear you can use. your gear is setup to take care of you in your AO, so this can include ANYTHING you would normally have in YOUR winter BOB.
3 - you will need to demonstrate how well you and your gear work together. you should also review your gear and let us know why you selected it for your AO.
4 - you will need to demonstrate camp / bushcraft skills. this can include fire building, snow melting, food gathering, shelter building, tool making, and every / any other skill you decide to show us.
5 - you will need to spend at least 24 hours outside. your trip should include some amount of hiking with your gear / pack strapped to your back.
6 - you will need to post photos, and or videos of your trip.
7 - this contest ends at midnight february 28th pacific time.
i think these are pretty simple guidlines, and will allow folks to get as creative as they want on their trip. keep in mind that this trip will NOT be about who has the best / most expensive gear. it WILL be about who can do the most with what they have, and dont forget to show us those skills!
the winner of this contest will be chosen by a panel of judges. there will be three catagories which will be scored. ( BTW - I NEED JUDGES i have an idea on how to score all the entries and will review that with the judges once they are selected. )
1 - type of gear and USE of it. ( this is NOT about expensive gear. it IS about what gear you chose to help you deal with your AO and how well you use it )
2 - demonstration of camp / bushcraft skills.
3 - your overall ablility to show how well you, your gear, and your skills come together to keep you alive in your AO in winter.
we now have nine guys that have offered up a prize. they are myself, blackdog, wyominglostandfound, dubbya, whoshotJR, rgr snaplink, dawgboy, drewder, and bakeel, . you guys kick ass for offering up the prizes!!! ( correct me if i missed someone here )
i have no problem with a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prize if thats what everyone wants, of coarse someone will need to decide what prizes will go to the winners. im guessing this will also be a job for the judges.
once we have this figured out i will post up the official rules on a new thread. you can post your entry on its own, but it MUST be posted on the official " winter bug out contest thread " to be considered for the contest.
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on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:55 pm, edited 4 times in total.