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alifeoutdoors
07-22-2017, 15:57
Sorry I am limiting this giveaway to Scouts, Scout Masters, Scout Troops etc. We need to keep getting these kids outside ;)

Since getting into bridge hammocks this year, I've gone a little nuts on tarps. I loved this cloudburst but wanted to explore the same style with a 13 foot length for better coverage, in cuben, silpoly etc. Well now I've got both and this cloudburst is never going to get used so I'm giving away to the community with the above caveat. It has only been out on two trips and in like new condition. I have a couple of flyz on the ridgeline and lines with prusik loops on the guy outs. All you'll need is line for your ridgeline tie outs (or side pullouts if you use them). Also has snakes skins. While made for the ridge runner it works perfectly fine on gathered ends, 90 degree, ground set ups or as a group area shelter, so feel free to respond even if you don't use a bridge style hammock in your troop (or personal kit).

I'll let this run for a week so that it can get the maximum exposure, then I'll run a random number generator based on rank to determine who shall receive next Saturday the 29th at 9 PM CST. Simply state "I'm in" and you're in, this being Hammock Forums the honor system will suffice and I'll assume you are involved somehow with Scouts. Parents obviously please feel free to jump in for your scout offspring, I realize many will not be forum members as teens have way more exciting things to do than hang out with us and discuss how to boil water quicker.

Thanks all.

http://alifeoutdoors.com/images/cloudburst.jpg

TrailSlug
07-22-2017, 16:03
What tarp did you end up going for to cover your RR?

alifeoutdoors
07-22-2017, 21:28
Simply Light Designs Trail Duster 13' in Silpoly XL and a HG Camo Cuben in the same dimensions.

Cedar1974
07-23-2017, 03:32
Well, I am neither a Scout Master or a Scout troop, but I want to say this is a great thing you are doing. We do need to get kids out in the wild more. Kids these days are so sheltered in their houses with their video games it is ridiculous.

Shug
07-23-2017, 07:26
My middle name is Scout!

Gonna be a happy scout out there. Good on ya'

Shug

rais'n hammock
07-23-2017, 22:55
A great give away idea. I just returned from our week long scout camp and loved every night in my hammock. Last year we had 25 in our troop who learned to sew and make a hammock. They have been improvising with blue tarps on many campouts. A real tarp for the gear closet will be a great addition for their next step.
Thanks! "I'm in"!

Squirrel
07-24-2017, 16:25
"I'm in".

As long as you consider a Fire Department Explorer program, which is a division of the Boy Scouts. That would be awesome, I've got two kids right now that need tarps.

Us5Camp
07-24-2017, 16:47
I'm In.

Assistant ScoutMaster - Northern Star Council - Troop 3623

njredneck
07-24-2017, 17:18
I'm in.

ASM Troop 7

Scoutmaster1056
07-24-2017, 19:27
I'm in! We are just starting to get the boys into hammocks!

Scoutmaster, Troop 1056

alifeoutdoors
07-24-2017, 20:14
"I'm in".

As long as you consider a Fire Department Explorer program, which is a division of the Boy Scouts. That would be awesome, I've got two kids right now that need tarps.

Close enough :) Thanks all, I have everyone entered in my database.

mbal1856
07-24-2017, 22:11
"I'm in"
Very cool give away.
ASM troop 529 Tonawanda NY
Eagle Scout Troop 301 St James NY.

Brad32825
07-25-2017, 15:01
"I'm in"

ASM troop 78 Central Florida chapter, Tipisa lodge

JPFREEK
07-26-2017, 12:24
I'm in.
Advancements Chair - Troop 96

alifeoutdoors
07-26-2017, 13:12
Got 'em. Thanks all and good luck. Great entries, exactly what I was hoping for. I wish I had tarps for you all.

ag1024
07-26-2017, 13:32
I'm in.

If I win, I will hold a contest for the scout with the most nights camping in a hammock, and make this the prize.

Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 153, Tulsa, OK.

slugbait
07-28-2017, 10:12
I'm in- Asm Troop 9110. Thanks for doing this!

drlupton
07-28-2017, 21:56
I'm in.

If I win, this will go to my father who became an ASM this year after being away from Scouts for almost 20 years when he was my Scoutmaster. My father got back into it after my nephew became interested in Scouts last year, but didn't have a way to attend meetings. After a rough night in the woods, I convinced my father to try a hammock. Earlier this month he took his 1st vacation in years to take my nephew and the other Scouts to summer camp. He slept all week in a hammock I made for him.

Thanks for doing this and best of luck to everyone.

DRLupton
ASM Troop 238 - Southport, NC

Suburban
07-29-2017, 14:24
I'm in. Definitely could benefit one of our scouts.


SM T457

AA2FD
07-29-2017, 17:31
I'm in. For my daughter's GS Troop. #472 in GSCV council. Wife is the troop's Cadette and Senior Leader, as well as co-leader of the troop.

We've already had a few of them out with us, in hammocks, and the girls love it! Daughter teaches them how to properly pick a site, and how to hang their hammocks & tarps.

...Bob

alifeoutdoors
07-29-2017, 17:58
Thanks all, everyone entered that has posted so far. I'll be making a post closing entry at 9 PM my time so there is a time stamp. Thanks!

alifeoutdoors
07-29-2017, 22:09
Sorry, wife's birthday and I ran a little behind. Now officially closing entry and will be running the random number generator. I simply started with one and each "I'm in" post sequenced two, three etc. I will announce the winner in the thread and also send a PM. Thanks again all.

alifeoutdoors
07-29-2017, 22:14
mbal1856 the random number generator has favored your entry :) I'll PM you for your address. Congrats. Thanks for playing everyone, again wish I had a tarp for all of you, many thanks for the great work you are doing.

drlupton
07-29-2017, 22:50
Congrats mbal1856!

Thanks alifeoutdoors for supporting the Scouts and Scouters in our wonderful hammocking community.

mbal1856
07-29-2017, 23:06
Thanks alifeoutdoors. My son finally saw the light and decided to get off the ground after I loaned him some of my stuff on our last trip so now he will have his own tarp. Pretty sweet tarp to have as a first tarp.
Now off to bring him to Scout camp in the morning.

njredneck
07-30-2017, 06:23
Congrats mbal1856

AA2FD
07-30-2017, 08:54
Congrats mbal1856! And thanks to alifeoutdoors!

...Bob

mbal1856
08-08-2017, 21:02
Well, sitting watching TV with the family and a truck pulls up. Wife looks out and say why is a FedEx truck here at 9:00? I didn't order anything did you? Me: Nope, while thinking in the back of my head the dehydrator I ordered wasn't supposed to be here til Thursday.
Low and behold its a new tarp. Thanks Alifeoutdoors for the contest and the tarp. I'm going to keep using my DIY winter tarp, but my son is going to enjoy his new clouburst. Can't wait to get it set up.

alifeoutdoors
08-08-2017, 21:03
Awesome, I hope he enjoys it.

GreatBigDave
08-11-2017, 08:35
I've been away from the forum since early July - Scouting - so I missed this contest but... Congrats to mbal1856 and a Great Big Thank You to alifeoutdoors. Nice!

Marnoc
03-26-2018, 13:08
Im in
Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 160 Great Trail Council.

alifeoutdoors
03-26-2018, 13:15
Sorry Marnoc I forgot to close. This was last July.