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Remember, kits were judged based on criteria like the quality of photographs, creativity, description and equipment selected for the kit. Winners had an excellent combination of all.
Before we get to the winners announcement, we wanted to announce a bonus prize for our youngest entrant, Entry #28, in 6th grade! We were all encouraged to see such a solid entry from someone so young, and wanted to send some prizes her way. She will be receiving a prize package including a rescue orange OscarDelta Super-8 paracord bracelet, a Bear Grylls fire starter and an eGear Pico Light.
Due to the generous support of the contest's sponsors, there are three prize packages, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. This contest would not have been possible without their help, so please give them your support. Entrant #20 has also generously donated three of his KYAA kits, so each winner will also receive one of those.
Click below for the full run down on our three prize winners!
Third place goes to Entry #4, from OutdoorSurvivalists, which was one of my personal top choices for a wilderness survival scenario. This entrant has a lot of great kit selected--should have no problem starting a fire, carrying/purifying water, has a solid knife in the RSK Mk-5, a whistle and light for signalling, and has lots of options for gathering food. There's a lot to work with here. The description was solid and the pictures were clear and nicely labeled. Good job!
OutdoorSurvivalists will receive a Choate Car Rescue Tool, at least $20 worth of survival books & gear from TEOTWAWKI Blog, as well as a KYAA kit.
Second prize goes to Edwood's urban survival/E&E kit. Randy Church gave this kit the nod for "The ability to cram the largest amount of useful **** in and around an Altoids tin." It covers a lot of urban survival/E&E bases and is clearly well thought out and regularly put to use. The pictures are great, too.
Edwood will receive an AR-15 Essential Parts Kit and Car Rescue Tool from Choate, a bundle of survival gear from OscarDelta & SnakeDr666, at least $30 worth of survival books & gear from TEOTWAWKI Blog, and a KYAA tin.
And, without further ado...the grand prize winner...
Entry #22, from SurvivalTomes is our grand prize winner. This was a tough one, but this entry was the only one to get a vote in from all of the judges. A combination of creative but useful gear selection, good thought process and stylish photos moved this one to the top.
SurvivalTomes will receive a neo-tribal forged survival kit from Randy Church, an AR-15 Essential Parts Kit and Car Rescue Tool from Choate Machine & Tool, $50 in credit from Shelf Reliance consultant Jade Garn, a bundle of survival gear from OscarDelta & SnakeDr666, a copy of the Doom & Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook, a $25 certificate from Paladin Press, and a KYAA survival tin.
Phewf! That's it! Huge thanks to all those who entered the contest--it was a lot of fun, and we here at T-Blog were glad to be able to host it. Thanks go out to the contest sponsors (give them your support!) and also our judges.
Things'll be getting back to normal here at T-Blog, but stay tuned for some additional posts on our take on both wilderness and urban pocket survival kits. Thanks for your support!