A first-aid kit (FAK) is something that every backpacker should always have with them when heading outdoors (which of course, should be filled with everything that one should need to provide basic first aid should the need arise). And now, thanks to Andy Amick from Pale Spruce, I have 2 awesome “Safety Kit’s” to give away, just in time for Christmas!
Pale Spruce is a small company which was started back in 2011 by Andy in order to build safety kits (AKA: first-aid kits) for outdoor adventures. Being an avid “biker,” Andy admits that his kits are mostly focused on mountain biking, however, after looking through the ones that he provided for this giveaway, I realized that many of the items are the very same items that are in my own, personal, first-aid kit (which I use for backpacking). In my opinion, these kits are a great place for anyone to prepare their own, user specific, first-aid kit.
So, for this contest, I will be giving away one of Andy’s “GetOutThere Kits” as well as one of his “StayOutThere Kits.” The “GetOutThere” kit is a smaller kit, which was built with the intentions of using for a “day trip.” It is filled with first-aid items, personal care items and some emergency gear. These items are contained in a 4″ x 5″ water-proof Loksak. The “StayOutThere” kit is a bit larger, and built with the intention of using on multi-day trips. It is filled with many of the same items from the GetOutThere kit, plus a few more, and is contained in a water-proof 6″ x 9″ Loksak. As well, this StayOutThere kit also includes the add-on “Survival” kit which is in a smaller 4″ x 5″ water-proof Loksak. (For a full content listing of each kit, click the links above.)
So, how about the details for the giveaway…
How To Enter:
In order to win, I am asking everyone to comment on this post and tell a story about a time in which you had to use your first-aid kit while in the outdoors (whether backpacking, bikepacking, canoeing, etc…)
How To Win:
The winner of the first place prize will be decided by the “best” story about using a FAK in the outdoors. The second place winner will be drawn from a pot with everyone else’s name that entered the contest (except for the first place winner).
What Are The Prizes:
First Place: The “StayOutThere” kit (along with the Survival add-on)
Second Place: The “GetOutThere” kit
The Fine Print:
This contest is open to everyone. The deadline for the contest is Friday, December 14th, once I get home from work. At that time, my children and I will pick the “best” story, and then draw the second place winners name from the pot. Sometime that Friday night I will post the winner and request their shipping address. The kits will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail, as soon as possible. The winners will then have 72 hours to claim the prizes. Only one entry allowed per person.
So, I would like to give a huge thanks to Andy Amick for providing these awesome kits to give away. As well, I would like to thank everyone that enters for your support.
Good luck to everyone!
Disclaimer: Both, the GetOutThere & the StayOutThere kits were provided to me free of charge by Pale Spruce for the purpose of personal feedback. It was my decision to offer these kits as winnings in a giveaway.