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PSK Contest Winners Announcement!!!

Drum Roll. It's time.
I bet you've all been on the edge of your seat for this one. It was a great contest, with loads of great entries, and judging was tough! I enlisted the help of blacksmith-extraordinaire Randy Church, E&E kit expert SnakeDr666 and my TEOTWAWKI wife for judging assistance. Personally, this was the toughest contest I've had to judge so far--36 entries to choose from, and each with a lot going for it.

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

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.

2nd Place

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...

1st Place

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!


  1. Good choices, and I cannot commend you highly enough for adding the special prize for the 6th grader's very good kit. Well done, Mr. Wolf.

  2. Oh wow! I'm very honored and surprised! There were certainly some GREAT entries submitted! Hats off to the other winners and everyone who participated--I definitely learned a lot from the other submissions. If anyone would like to check out my blog its at SurvivalTomes.com. I try to focus on survival skills. Check it out--you might find something interesting or useful on there. Again, congrats to everyone who submitted an entry!!!

  3. David / SharpieMay 07, 2012

    That's awesome, a prepper at what age, 12?

  4. It was most enlightening both reading through the entries, and putting together an entry. These four kits are all very worthy, and I would wish to congratulate the winners.

  5. AnonymousMay 07, 2012

    Enjoyed seeing all the entries. Congrats to the winners.

  6. Brother Alex, take a break, you deserve it.
    Congrates to all the entrys, bigger one to the winners and a large thanks for being invited to play.

  7. Great picks! I've already adjusted my kit a bit with more changes as I mull the ideas presented in the various kits, and am thinking about lots of ideas on tins for the GHB & BOBs.

    1. I don't generally pocket carry a survival tin on an EDC basis - I have some stuff in my wallet - but I DO have 'em stashed all over. EDC bag, glove compartments and so on. Usually have one within arm's reach, and they're a handy way to have essentials in a self-contained package you can slip into a pocket if the need arises. I DO pocket carry one generally when out hiking, tho.

  8. AnonymousMay 08, 2012

    Congratulations to the winners and all of the 'playahs' - you done good! And a big thanks to our host and the sponsers as well - that was fun!

  9. Thanks for all of the great ideas. The hot melt glue was something that I had never considered before. I won't have a kit without it now.

  10. Whoo! Congratulations to all of the winners. :) Big karma points for the bonus prize to the munchkin prepper as well. :D