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Gear Up in May 2012
The Prepper Website will like to announce its first ever give away. And to celebrate, we are kicking this off in a big way! Every Saturday of the month of May, I will announce a new winner! And I have some great prizes to give away!
May 5 – From UVPaqlite – Their new Matlite (see the review here) a Mini-Tooblite and a standard size Tooblite ($50 value). “UVPaqlite, a family business, is dedicated to bringing a new light source to people around the world. Our amazing lights do not require batteries, bulbs, electricity, fuels, or mechanical parts. They glow all night long, can be used over-and-over again forever, and are environmentally friendly.”
Get more info. about UVPaqlite:
May 12 – “Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit” by Creek Stewart of www.WillowHaven.com. “Build the Prefect Bug Out Bag is a 200 page guide filled with photos which leads beginning ( and maybe even some experienced) preppers through building a Bug Out Bag.” This book is dropping this month. You can be one of the first people to get it!
Get more info. about Creek and WillowHaven:
May 18 – The Survival Podcast – 1 year subscription to the Membership Support Brigade (4 prizes). Join the ranks of the MSB and get exclusive content: videos, discounts from over 30 vendors, 9 ebooks, downloadable versions of mp4 videos, zipped files of every episode of TSP and the right to display the MSB badge in your forum signature!
Get more info. about The Survival Podcast and the MSB:
May 19 – The Doom & Bloom™ Mini Trauma Bag ($109 value) – The Doom and Bloom™ Mini Trauma Bag is your option to deal with injuries without having to dedicate an entire backpack for medical supplies. It only weighs 2 lb 12 oz. Conveniently packaged in a portable OD green bag that is only 13 x 9 x 4 inches, it will fit easily inside or attached to the outside of your main bug-out bag, plus it has a handle for easy carrying. To see everything that the Mini-Trauma bag includes – click here.
Get more info. about Doom & Bloom:
May 26 – A Big Berkey System ($258 value) donated by Jeff over at Directive 21. Yes, you read that right, a Big Berkey! Do I even need to say more?
Get more info. about Directive 21:
So how do you enter to win?
This is one of the easiest contest you have ever entered. You can enter two ways, using Facebook or Twitter.
To use Facebook – Like us on Facebook and write on the Prepper Website wall, “I want to win in the Gear-Up for May contest.” If you are already a fan on Facebook, all you have to do is write the phrase on the wall!
To use Twitter – Follow us on Twitter and Tweet “@prepperwebsite I want to win in the Gear-Up for May contest.” If you are already following us on Twitter, all you have to do is tweet the phrase.
When you use Facebook or Twitter in the above mentioned way, I will place your name in a drawing. This will be an old school drawing…with the winner being drawn and posted on Youtube. Yes, you can enter on both Facebook and Twitter!
Lastly, please take a moment to “Like” our sponsors above on their Facebook, add them on Twitter and check out their websites. The items that they have donated our quality items…but they have so much more to offer on their sites.
The contest officially starts on May 1st! Shipping of prizes is in the U.S.A. only. Arrangements for shipping outside of the U.S.A. must be made between the winner and the sponsor of the prizes.
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Frank April 26th, 2012 at 9:43 am
How do you enter if you don’t participate in the government surveillance tools of facebook & twitter?
Mimi April 26th, 2012 at 12:49 pm
🙁 – sad face — I don’t facebook nor twitter – so I will just wish everyone “good luck”.
Todd - Prepper Website April 26th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
@Frank – I know some of us in the Preparedness Community don’t use social media. I will take that into consideration on my next contest.
On a side note, I will have something else in the month of May that I will link directly to comments… Be looking for that in Mid-Late May.
Kim Smith April 27th, 2012 at 6:55 am
Good luck on the contests. I like others do not use Facebook or Twitter. I DO LOVE this site. I learn so much and pass this site along to others. Thank you!
oic April 27th, 2012 at 7:40 am
Not a good idea running contests that require social media. There is a large part of the prepper population that do not use Facebook, etc. and you are excluding a large part of your readership this way. 🙁
Frank April 27th, 2012 at 10:44 am
@Todd – Thanks for your consideration, I’ll keep my eyes open.
Enjoy the day-
Tim April 28th, 2012 at 11:05 pm
I just ordered 3 items from UVPAQLITE. Thanks for the heads up.
judi May 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am
How many times can I enter?
Robert Griswold May 1st, 2012 at 2:42 pm
I would be willing to donate a case of Mountain House Food
Todd - Prepper Website May 1st, 2012 at 9:21 pm
@ Robert Giswold – I’ll send you an email.
@ Judi – You can enter twice, once on Twitter and once on Facebook.
@ Tim – I hope you enjoy your items form UVPaqlite. What did you get?
H of Bradenton May 15th, 2012 at 6:14 am
Like several readers in this comments section, I do not use Facebook or Twitter; yet, would like to enter the contest. I enjoy what I learn from this site and so, tit-for-tat would like to give back. For a ‘prepper’ website to countenance the usage of any so-called ‘social media’ site such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn and so on is a contradiction in terms to say the least. Prepping by many definitions includes a sense of security protocols to be followed – exactly what is totally given up by the use of social sites. Please reconsider the need for, the dependence on, any such for any purpose.
judi May 15th, 2012 at 10:50 am
I hop you meant once a day because that’s what I have been doing
Urbivalist Dan May 15th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
Cool giveaways man-Thanks for being so generous!
All the best!
Todd - Prepper Website May 15th, 2012 at 8:24 pm
@Judi – It was once for each social media, Twitter and Facebook.
Todd - Prepper Website May 15th, 2012 at 8:36 pm
@ H of Bradenton
I understand where you are coming from, but I have to respectfully disagree with you.
Lately, everything that I have been reading has trended on the idea of “the more people who are prepared, the easier for the prepper.” OPSEC is a concern to a point.
I have learned a lot from following preppers on Twitter and #preppertalk.
I think the question is, who are you trying to keep info. from? You can keep as anonymous as you want on Twitter and Facebook. You don’t have to reveal where you live and anymore info. than you want on social media. The content that you distribute is up to you.
If you are trying to hide from the government, the technology they have is really advanced. They can get your info…even if you use a proxy server. The only way to truly stay secure is go to a totally cash basis and stay off everything electronic.
I won’t change the terms of the contest in mid-stream. I feel that I wouldn’t be true to my word. I committed to the terms with the sponsors when they provided the prizes.
However, I have mentioned that the next contest, which will be in November, and in which I already have prizes lined up, will be based on comments and not on social media.
Again, I understand the concern with social media. I will work to recognize that concern and make a way for everyone to participate in the next contest.