Monday, April 28

Hip-Pack Competition 2008

Yes - its that time again. Not for the faint of heart. Entrants laugh in the face of those so called nancy boy/girl ultralight campers.

Time to dust off that ultra ultra ultra micro gear - its competition time folks!

The gist:
It's intended to be a bit of lighthearted fun "to find the most successful outdoor use (smallest bag & lightest load) for successfully completing a single wildcamp over night by the end of September 2008"

It's for those hot summer nights (Ahem) when you lie awake in bed thinking 'I wish I was camping out under the stars on a night like this'.
And then you remember. No holiday left! Too short a notice period! Too busy!

So here's one cunning wheeze. A reason to grab a quick night out wildcamping, and possibly win a prize to boot.

As for last year it's especially intended for those of us who aren't lucky enough to live in\near hill walking country, but who never the less still get that hankering to be out there enjoying nature.

The prize? Well this year we currently have:
1. A
much sought after 96 fl oz (2.8 litre) NalgeneFolding Canteen (company info here) again donated by Podcast Bob, co-proprietor of the award winning outdoor retailer & moonlighting podcast media baron aka The Outdoors Station.

2. The hat that elephants can't resist. Or kill (if you;ve ever had one of these you'll know what I'm talking about) The reknown Tilley Hat(T3 Model) delivered with its usual life long guarantee

There's no need to enter beforehand. And for this year, still free to enter

Just click on the HIP-PACK COMPETITION link on the right, or look here to find out what's involved.

I've tried to keep any conditions to a minimum, and fun to the max. I really don't intend to get caught up in any fracas over the minutiae. Life's too short!

So - if you do fancy giving it a go, by all means
drop me a line if you want so I can keep an eye on the level of interest.

There's a
special competition e-mail address in the document to be used exclusively for this competition so please try to use it just for this, it makes any admin on my part much simpler.

And that's it. Over to you. Have fun!


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