Hello all. I very carefully went thru the entry thread and wrote everyone's name (printer died on me) on some gridded paper. I then cut the entries into equal-sized pieces and put them in a hat, mixed and mixed them, then drew one out.
The lucky winner is: jlambert94
My company gives me my birthday paid off so I'm going to be hiking all day tomorrow and testing a new backpack but PM me your mailing address and I'll get your new gear in the mail on Tuesday or Wednesday.
This was fun for me and I wish I had enough gear to give away to all the entrants but hopefully this will inspire others to do something similar as I was inspired to do this by those who preceded me.