Monday, July 20, 2009

"Survival Kit" Giveaway! Deadline July 20th -10pm EST (CLOSED)

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Don't you just hate it when your stuck in the middle of nowhere without the things you need? I know I do - Especially when I'm out in the woods Geocaching. Since I figure I'm not alone, I would like to give everyone a chance to win some items that may be helpful in a situation like that.

While most of these products will probably not help you actually survive in the middle of the jungle, desert or tundra - they may help with that unexpected sudden downpour, random scratch or just make you feel a bit more comfortable while out in the wilderness.

The giveaway "Survival Kit" includes..


Possible uses for your potential winnings:
Swag items, event prizes, hiking bag/car/purse emergency stash, camping supplies, a gift for someone else - the sky's the limit, all you have to do is win it!


To enter your name in the drawing you
MUST:


*Leave a comment to this post telling me which item you would probably end up using first and why.
Example: "I would probably end up using the cold pack first becuase I'm constantly falling on my head."


To earn extra entries in the drawing you can do any or all of the following:
Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each of these the entries to count also include your twitter name and/or your blog address where necessary.

*Twitter about this contest. You must link back to my blog and mention a contest in the tweet.
To make it easy you can use the following if you would like:
"Check it out @_erikajean_ is holding a blog contest! www.erikajean.com #geocaching Hurry! It ends July 20th."

*Subscribe to this blog, and tell me what method of subscribing you chose. If you are already a subscriber please tell me the method of subscribing you use - and you will earn this extra entry as well.

*Blog about this contest on your blog! You must link back to my blog and mention a contest in the post.

Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the entries to count. I will be checking the comments, printing out entries, cutting them apart and drawing out of a bowl to pick the winner.

DEADLINE for entries: July 20th -10pm EST

Fine Print:
Family members are not eligible. You do not have to be a US resident or a blogger to enter - just be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. The winner will be announced on wwww.erikajean.com July 21st, 2009.

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37 comments:

  1. The first item I would use... the insect kit. I apparently taste really yummy to mosquitos and other flying pests. You would think I would stay prepared, but when I go caching I find it wasn't always planned beforehand. BTW my twitter name is SamZzz and I am TeamZebra on gc.com.

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  2. The poncho would be the first one I use, it often rains on me when I don't have a jacket.

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  3. I'd almost certainly use the multi-tool first, to get a minute log sheet out of a minute cache, the UK is literally littered with the darn things. Do you post prizes to the UK? :-)

    twitter @stokesy1966
    blog: http://geostokesy.blogspot.com/
    Stokesy on GC.com

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  4. I would use the first aid kit. I tend to need it after going in the woods, and getting into the thorns.

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  5. I also tweeted about the contest. @adairmd

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  6. Id definitely use the hand warmers first. Chicago winters suck and my hands get cold really quickly to begin with.

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  7. The thing we would probably use first is the insect protection. It never fails... one of always gets bit by something.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I also tweeted about the contest. @harleydreams

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  9. After serious and careful consideration about who I go Geocaching with and how the Littlest_Hkr has a tendancy to become scratched and poked and cut. We would use the small First Aide Kit first. It is what we use the most now in the gear we carry. We are forever getting poked, cut, scraped, and just down right tore up. I could show you the scars from some of our Geocaching trips, but I want people to think Geocaching is a fun pain free activity. :-)

    Keep up the wonderful work on your blog, we always enjoy reading it and checking out the creative photography.

    You can see how we follow Erika Jean on our blog. The link is over there on the right hand side. ----->

    Mark & Johnny
    The Flag_Mtn_Hkrs

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  11. the camp utensils!!! last time we went camping we had to eat ramen with our hands because we had forgotten utensils LOL

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  12. I'd probably end up using the pocket knife first because it never fails that I don't have a knife when I need one, lol.

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  13. I already subscribe via RSS. :)

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  14. I'd probably use the tiny zippered green swag bag because the compartment in my fanny/purse is a tad bit too small for a lot of swag. I love to trade swag!!

    I tweeted! :)

    I'm going to subscribe. I think I have using google reader already, however I usually don't use it. I use my blog's sidebar and pick and choose which blog I feel like reading at the time guessing to see who's updated! :P I although, would love to find a rss reader that I will use! so perhaps I'll try another.

    I guess I'm strange in the fact that I just want a reader that shows me a list of updated blogs using their links only!! I think what's the point of people decorating their blogs so nicly when their posts can be read in a reader!?!?! I prefer to go to the actual site, and only see updated links in a reader. Do you know of one that does that? I'm going to see if I can change the layout of google reader right now!

    ps do you still have my address? in case I win?!?! :)

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  15. I'm going to say that I would use the rope or pocket knife first. Rope for riding (I could pull along slower people) or the pocket knife (popin beer bottles)

    @stevegarfinkel

    I might be out close to your way in about a month

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  16. BTW: I tweeted! @SamZzz

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  17. I would use the First Aid Kit first because someone in my family usually gets a cut and this would come in handy.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2559089398

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. definitely the pancho. My son wants to go geocaching rain or shine or dark of night. It would be nice to stay dry :-)

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  20. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/2559170914

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  21. I subscribed with Blog Lines.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/07/survival-kit-giveaway-deadline-july.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. The rope definitely.
    If I'm lost -with a GPS- it's because I wandered and lost signal.
    I'd use the rope to tie myself to a tree, so I stay put. Just like I learned in Cub Scouts.

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  24. We have been having a rainy summer so the Rain Poncho would get used first.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  25. I would use the wistle first as I get lost easily

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  26. If it didn't have coordinates on it I would probably loose it before I got a chance to use anything from the kit.

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  27. I'd use the 4-in-1 keychain probably. I'm forever forgetting to mark a waypoint for my truck when I'm out geocaching and often get turned around. I'd use the whistle to signal for help in the woods, the compass to head in the proper direction to the nearest road, and the thermometer to tell me it's too hot or too cold to be lost in the woods!

    I already subscribe to your great blog through RSS in Google Reader.

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  28. I subscribe to your blog via RSS in Google Reader.

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  29. I tweeted about the contest! @scubaham.

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  30. I blogged about the contest at http://scubaham.stumbleupon.com/blog/

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  31. I would probably use the insect kit first, since my home is also home to highly disciplined, well trained mosquitoes.

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  32. I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

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  33. I would definitely use the pocket knife first. I could use the little scissors and screwdriver and knife at work every day.

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  34. I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader. I did this months back. It is kinda cool I see what new posts you have everyday on my iGoogle page.

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  35. Blogged about it at http://badanimal4.blogspot.com/

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  36. Well.. I figured that you kept tweeting about it, so I might as well enter the contest: "I would end up using the pocket knife first. My wife tends to like to find all the caches placed by animals! You know the stinky, sticky geocaches that attach themselves to the bottom of your shoes/boots! Yes, I would use the knife part to pick out the poop from her shoes. Wouldn't be a caching trip without someone getting poop on their shoes and smearing it ALL OVER THE CLEAN VAN!!!" :)

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