Mile… Mile & A Half, Special Edition DVD & 5 oz Flask Give Away!

MM&AH

I missed this project when it was live on Kickstarter, however, had I caught it while it was still going, I definitely would have backed this project. Why? Well, honestly, because the trailers I watched for it looked awesome! Straight up, awesome! But, I will let you decide…

I have never been on the John Muir Trail, or in the Sierra’s for that matter, however, I have heard of the trail, and of course all that I have heard about it is that it is extremely beautiful. And after watching the trailer for Mile… Mile & A Half, I saw just that… and I wanted more… Of course though, heading out to hike the JMT is a bit beyond my means at the moment, so this film seemed like the next-best-thing for me at the time.

Now, this film was showing in theaters here and there, however, it was mostly along the west coast, thousands of miles from me. So, I waited, and as soon as I saw the movie available for preorder, I jumped on it and preordered my very own copy on BluRay. Then, earlier this week, it finally showed up at my door…

I couldn’t resist, and watched the movie the first night I had it, and it was excellent. The quality is no less than the best. Both the video and the sound are full high def, which really depicts the trail as being majestic. However, other than just the video and sound quality, the actual composure of each shot kept pulling me in, and gently leading me into the next scene… Due to the actual clarity of the film, and the depth in which their stories were told, this film really made me feel like I was there, without actually being there… of course.

I have got to say, I am very impressed with the movie, and plan to wear this disc out, watching it over & over… And it’s not just the movie, but I have even watched the “Extra’s,” and must say that I have really enjoyed those too. Overall, this movie and all of its extra’s: definitely two thumbs up in my opinion, and I will be recommending this film to others.

But that’s not all…

While the movie was still available for preorder, I decided to also purchase 1 other copy on DVD to give away. And not only that, I also have one of their 5 oz flasks that I am bundling with the movie in the giveaway!

So, how do you win? Well, for this give away, I have decided to try out Rafflecopter. Unfortunately though, it is not compatible with the free WordPress platform that I use to host my blog. So, to enter the contest, you will need to actually click on the link below to get to the actual Rafflecopter Give Away, and to enter via any, or all, of the 5 possible methods:

Rafflecopter Giveaway

As for the details:

The contest is open to everyone, however, I will only provide free First Class basic shipping via USPS to those in the lower 48. For any others outside of the lower 48, I will cover up to $10 (USD) for shipping, however, anything more than this amount will need to be covered by the winner. The winner will need to send me the difference in the cost as a PayPal gift. Once I receive the money, I will drop the package in the mail. The package will be shipped via the most basic, least expensive option.

The contest will run until Saturday, October 19th, at midnight. After the contest ends, Rafflecopter will also be used to pick the winner, which I will announce sometime Sunday morning. After doing so I will attempt to reach the winner, likely via email, to get the shipping info. I will give the winner 48 hours to respond. If I get no response within 48 hours, I will select a second winner, and so on…

So, good luck to everyone! And for those that may not be able to wait that long, you can visit The Muir Project and place an order for a copy anytime.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Stick~

Disclaimer: I paid the full price for this DVD, for the purpose of this giveaway. The flask was an extra as a result of a lost package from the postal service. I am not affiliated with The Muir Project, nor am I being paid to host this giveaway.

About Stick

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.
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29 Responses to Mile… Mile & A Half, Special Edition DVD & 5 oz Flask Give Away!

  1. Pingback: If I’m Going to Dream, then I’m Dreaming Big!!! | Stick's Blog

  2. Chad I hope what I did a 2nd time did work. I did everything like you said liked you as well as liked Muir project page as well as twitting this and also following you on twitter and following you Muir Project on Twitter. I really hope I got entered in this contest with Raptorcopter as It would be really cool to win this to be able to share with my boyscout troop that I am a Assistant Scout Master with. I think being able to share this with the next generation of trail keepers would be great. Let me know if I did everything correctly this time and you can see me on the list of contestants. Thanks for even doing all of this and if you ever make it out to California you have a place to stay and a ride to and from trail. I think you would be in Awe of all trail.

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  3. tony hobbs says:

    Hi Chad, my copy arrived in the post, saw over half, need to finish in a day or two, amazing photography.

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  4. C_nugget says:

    Chad. Thanks for opening up the raffle to peeps beyond the USA borders. 🙂

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  5. Andy Rhine says:

    Looks great. Might just buy the digital download on their site, if I don’t win it that is 🙂

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    • Stick says:

      Andy,

      Thanks for stopping, and good luck in the contest! Remember, you can send a tweet each day and get an extra point… 🙂

      ~Stick~

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  6. Hey Chad thanks for the chance to win the DVD your sharing something important. WHich is the experience and the awe of such a place near where I live and even myself often forget how lucky I can be. You giving a chance for others to be exposed to such a great place. I would like to ask you a question about the Rafflecopter I tried to enter to win and it made me log in with my email and name. THen it just gave me a list of things I can do which was tweet about the post and post about on facebook “Yuck”… I hate logging in with the facebook deal as all you do is get spammed by facebook afterwards and your “Automatically” joining the Rafflecopter facebook page. I signed into the rafflecopter page and dont know if that “ACTUALLY” entered me in the contest or not. Could you confirm if I was able to enter without Posting a post on my facebook page or not? Name I entered was Rafael Viscara and Viscara@gmail.com Sorry call me a anti spam NSA watching facebook junk email phobic but I hate the whole constant connecting every dam thing to my facebook page which I already even hate having. Thanks Chad.

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    • Stick says:

      Hi, thanks for stopping by, and that is awesome that you live so close! I wish I lived closer to at least some mountains… however, the closest ones are about 6 hours away… which means 12 hours of driving… so it can be tough to get out! As for the Sierras, it looks like a beautiful place and I do plan to get out there sometime… just not sure when that will be!

      As for the entries, this is my first time using Rafflecopter, so it is still a bit wonky. Especially since I am a basic user. Lots of things I do don’t work, and I get a pop up that asks me if I want to upgrade. Considering that it is not exactly compatible with my free WP blog, then I am not looking to updating…

      Saying that, it looks like there are 200 entries, but for some reason, I can only see 137 of them. Of those listed, I don’t see any entries for you.

      However, when you are looking at the Rafflecopter give away, in the top right corner there are 2 numbers separated by a “/”. This will tell you how many entries have been accepted.

      Also, I don’t think you have to actually like the Rafflecopter FB page… at least I never had in the few Rafflecopter give aways I have entered. As well, they asked the same things, so while I can’t say for sure, you shouldn’t have to do that…

      As for the entries, I did not ask for you to share anything on FB either. All you have to do is Like my blogs FB page, The Muir Project’s FB page, and follow both me and The Muir Project on Twitter. Just doing these 4 things will credit you 4 points. For an extra point (each day actually) all you have to do is tweet about the giveaway.

      Hope this clears things up for you.

      ~Stick~

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  7. Loneoak says:

    Thanks for the chance Chad

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  8. tony hobbs says:

    I remember ordering something, ages ago, I wonder if this was it, hopefully it’ll hit my door mat soon 🙂

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    • Stick says:

      Tony, I think I remember you saying that you did order this when I posted about it a while back. Maybe it is on your door mat… 🙂

      ~Stick~

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  9. Steve Murdock says:

    Hey Stick, it’s a great documentary. I caught the only premier in Florida back in August and bought the DVD. I have since shared it with guys at work and other family. Seems to be the next best thing when I’m not able to be in the woods!
    BTW great blog. I like all the reviews.

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    • Stick says:

      Steve,

      I think that as well as this film is done, it will be attractive to not just hikers… I am going to have to let some of my family watch the video for sure…

      ~Stick~

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  10. Iwazzabadboy says:

    Trailer looks incredible :)..Thanks for the heads up and chance to win…

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  11. Greg(Moondoggy) says:

    Great giveaway if you are ever hiking in Va. Email me ! I have a group and we always have room for more! Moondoggy

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  12. pinoakroad says:

    Fun giveaway! We were fortunate to have a local hiking group arrange a showing in Omaha, NE. Loved the film! I agree, I left inspired and feeling connected to the bpers and their trail.

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    • Stick says:

      I wish I would have gotten to see it in theater, that would have been cool. But, I am super glad I got to finally watch it. Definitely a great film. Loved it!

      ~Stick~

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  13. Mark Cosby says:

    Thanks, Stick.

    I absolutely love your blog. It’s informative, straight-forward and pure. I just moved to California from NYC and hope to hike the John Muir Trail someday.

    Best

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  14. Tollermom says:

    I would LOVE to win this DVD. I would love it so much that I learned to tweet!!!

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  15. arthurvino says:

    YOu should save up and do JMT next year! 2-3 weeks

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    • Stick says:

      That would be cool, however, it is not so much the money thing as it is the getting off of work and the family thing… One day though…

      ~Stick~

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    • jason says:

      You could get it down to 7-10 days. Just skip Yosemite valley and do Tuolumne to whitney or vise-versa. thats about 195mi @ 19-25 MPD

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    • Stick says:

      Jason,

      I think that if I could get out there, I would like to take a little longer just to enjoy it… It is not often that I get to go out west… 🙂

      ~Stick~

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