ViDEO: The Backpacker Tough Guy Challenge....Hammock Edition
So here is the deal....fellow HF member and friend Wandern'Fool sent me the link to the The Backpacker Tough Guy Challenge more than likely as a dare and taunt.
My first reaction was "Nahhhh" but I read the criteria and figured I have tons of trips on video so why not grab some clips and send one in.
Believe me....I never enter anything!!!!
Here is the criteria for submission by July 15, 2011....only hours left. Winner Selection. All entries will be judged by Backpacker Magazine based on the following criteria: 1) Physical endurance; 2) Navigation skills; 3) Survival skills; and 4) Strength in a 5-minute video filmed in the backcountry.
The Backpacker Tough Guy Challenge
Youíve read the story. Youíve finished the training program. Now, itís time to enter the contest. In other words: Hey, tough guys and gals, itís go time!
Whatís at stake: a Mt. Rainier climb with International Mountain Guides and an array of Outdoor Research apparel. What you need to do: Show you are tougher than the rest by creating a video (no more than five minutes long) to prove it.
Some intentionally vague guidelines: The toughest backpackers should be able to do things like start a fire with one match, ascend thousands of feet of trail and mountainside in a day, treat common first aid mishaps, and find their way out of trouble with a map and compass. Of course, we each bring something unique to the table too. Create a video demonstrating your backcountry badassery and upload to YouTube. Send us the link by July 15th, 2011 (firstname.lastname@example.org), and our editors will choose one winner, two second place finishers, and five third place finishers (see complete details in Rules).
First Prize is a guided Mt. Rainier climb and some gear. 2nd are Third are a piece of gear or two.
Here is my video....maybe not so "Tough Guy" but in a way I meet the criteria I think. Sorta. Kinda.
Well I am in a hammock in -26ļ....that is either Tough or Psychotic.
Nothing new here just some re-hashed video of past trips.....-26ļ night, crossing Linville River, Wolf Meeting, Storms with Hickery, bloody bushwack, more storms with Hickery, fire in snow, pulk pulling, cold hammock morning chatter, and my version of first aid in the form of a backwoods netti pot.
Wonder if they will see hammocks as a legit form of backwoods adventure?
All secure in sector seven,
Good luck to you Shug! My renewal to Backpacker will depend upon the outcome.
Haha I am so glad you threw in the backwoods Netti pot. Good luck in this contest and it's pretty fun to see some old highlights from your cids.
You got my vote!
Good Luck with the contest Shug. Loved the video.
best of luck laddy!
You are a "tuff guy". Any body who goes as cold as you do is a tuff guy in my book. Going it alone as often as you do is tuff as well.
once again the best of luck to ya laddy.:D:D:D
AYE GAWD SHUG-ROW ... never liked re-runs on TV but these are a treat! If'n you don't win this contest ... IT'S RIGGED!!!!! :woot:
Law Dawg (ret)
Shug, the most interresting man in the world!
"I don't usually drink Pork Brains in Milk Gravy but when I do..."
Now THAT was tough...you go boyee! :thumbup:
Thanks ya'll....I have no dreams of winning but it is fun to be in it. More than likely netti pot will get me disqualified!!!!!