Ok, everyone, this is going to be our biggest giveaway yet! However, the entry process is different.
The focus of this giveaway is to provide a starter kit for someone who is interested in bushcraft or camping and the outdoors in general. This is a starter kit – not an advanced kit – but it can be used to round out what you have or give you a jump start for getting outdoors.
Here is the break down of what the kit includes:
A generic blue tarp, which can be used as a ground cloth or cover, provides the basics of the shelter in this kit. It can be used to set up a lean-to, build cover, or make a pup tent. This website offers some great examples: Poncho and Tarp Shelters | Practical Survivor
Next is the hatchet or axe. The uses of an axe are numerous: rough carving, chopping & splitting, or a variety of other tasks.
We have an aluminum canteen. It’s a water container that can be used to purify water with water purification tablets and to make sure you have something to drink out in the bush.
Bank Line, our cordage, is not as versatile as paracord, but is relatively inexpensive and can be broken down into separate strands for more rope, usable for countless things.
Flashlight – This is a basic LED flashlight that will provide you with light at night or if you end up out later than you thought you would be. It can be a great comfort to have light as you are trying to get a fire going if you waited a little to long to start.
Duct tape – well, it’s duct tape! It can be used to repair gear and for countless other tasks.
Next comes an Altoids tin containing a magnesium fire starter. This bit of kit lets you make char cloth out of punk wood or cotton material as can be seen here: Making Charwood.
Shovel – pretty strait forward item, used to dig up plants, dig a fire pit, dig …. other holes you know what ever.
Wetfire and Jute Twine – this is to be used as tinder to help you start a fire, the wetfire will burn while it floats in water so you have at least one sure fire.
Bag – this is an older military surplus bag made of heavy canvas it has two large pockets and a draw string to close the top. Its very basic but its a good start to the kit.
Finally we will be including a Mora 511 knife as your primary survival blade. This is a great little knife; I have used one on and off for years. You can see our review of it here: Mora 511 Review | Round Rock Outdoors
So, why is this give away different? Well, we are asking a little more of you in this one.
First, we would like you to like or follow us on Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter. Second, also send us an Email or preferably leave us a comment on this post with how you would use this kit and what you hope to accomplish with it. This could be describing the adventures you hope to begin. You could be entering to give it to someone else, such as a boy scout or a friend who just needs that little push to get outdoors. You can even tell us that you’re strapped for cash and just need a starter kit.
For an extra entry, you can also retweet or repost the contest. If you post this giveaway to another web site and email us the link, you can get yet another entry into the contest. Thats three possible entries!
Deadline October 4th
We hope everyone enters and can’t wait to hear how the winner uses the kit. Here’s to spreading the love of the outdoors and reclaiming of our ancestral skills and the sense of adventure!