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October Competition: Post Something Useful to WIN!

Postby Son of a Beach » Fri 01 Oct, 2010 9:26 am

If you are a "lurker", now is a great time to consider becoming an active member on http://bushwalk.com. We have a series of competitions planned for the next few months. These competitions are free and easy to enter.

The first begins today...

October Competition: Post Something Useful for a Chance to WIN 2 Great eBooks

To enter this competition, all you have to do is submit a 'useful post' to a forum in either of the 'Local Track' or 'Main Track' categories on http://bushwalk.com or http://bushwalk.com during the month of October. Couldn't be easier! You will go in the draw to win 2 fantastic eBooks from Frank Wall's 'Our Hiking Blog':
  • Food to Go - everything you could possibly want to know about eating well on a bushwalk, from purchasing and preparation to cooking and consumption.
  • Hiking The Overland Track - a comprehensive guide for preparing for the Overland Track covering transport, accommodation, equipment and a wide variety of other planning issues.

For the purpose of this competition, 'useful posts' means posts that either contain information that is useful to bushwalkers, or a serious question that generates discussion containing useful information for bushwalkers.

The winner will be decided by a database script which will select random posts submitted during October in any of the eligible forums, until a 'useful' post is found (as determined by the forum moderation team).

WIN these great prizes:

Food to Go

Sick of eating the same boring food every time you go hiking?

The dream: What if you could easily organise your food and eat really well, arriving at camp after a hard day of adventure and enjoy a fantastic, easy to prepare meal.

The reality: Eating 2 minute noodles, mac and cheese or stodgy freeze dried food every day until you feel sick.

What if you could get a stack of different ideas to take great food on your next trip?

Food that tastes great, is as simple or gourmet as you want, food that is lightweight and really easy to prepare at camp?

Food to Go is an eBook designed to give you the skill and inspiration to take great food on your next adventure. Created by experienced multi day hikers it is packed with tips and ideas to make shopping, planning, storage, packing and cooking meals easy.

The great thing is it includes menus from 14 experienced bushwalkers and backpackers from across the world. They have shared their food ideas, recipes and menu planning tips to save you time and effort.

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Hiking the Overland Track

Wow, did you realise how hard it was to organise hiking the Overland Track?

* The plan: Enjoying a hassle free trip on the Overland Track. Taking the right gear, food and having enough inside knowledge to make it hassle free.

* The reality: Heavy packs, wet gear and blisters and then eating 2 minute noodles and being cold. This is after spending days, pre-trip, working out all the complicated logistics of how to get there and back home.

What if you could get a stack of information and advice from walkers with over 18 Overland Tracks hikes between them.

Advice that saves you time, ensures you are properly prepared, shares a huge amount of tips and tricks to make the journey hassle free and safe.

The Overland Trackis an eBook designed to give you the skill and inspiration to tackle the Overland Track in Tasmania. Created by experienced multi day hikers, it is packed with tips and ideas to make bookings, preparation, planning, gear selection, packing and cooking meals easy.

The great thing is it includes a comprehensive guide on how to juggle bookings, flights, transfers and accommodation and then helps you sort out gear and food.

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Re: October Competition: Post Something Useful to WIN!

Postby frenchy_84 » Fri 01 Oct, 2010 11:44 am

and extra points for useful information regarding the topic Mt Sorell and Darwin!
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Re: October Competition: Post Something Useful to WIN!

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 02 Nov, 2010 8:36 pm

Please note that this competition is now closed. The SQL has been run over the database to select a random winner. The results are just being confirmed with the moderation team to make sure we all agree that it is a "meaningful post" according to the rules of the competition. The winner of the best bushwalking food book on the market will be announced very soon.
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Re: October Competition: Post Something Useful to WIN!

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 03 Nov, 2010 8:39 am

The winner is: davids

Congratulations, David. You've won the fabulous Food to Go eBook, by Frank Wall, along with the Overland Track eBook also.

Thanks very much to Frank for donating these prizes.

For those people who are unfamiliar with Frank's work, you should firstly check out his Hiking Blog which is frequently updated with very useful information for bushwalkers, as well as entertaining stories and track reports.

More recently he has been producing books for bushwalkers, and they are very useful and very polished publications. In particular, I've found that Food to Go has been the primary influence in my recent dramatic improvement in bushwalking menus. If you have any misgivings about your recent bushwalking food at all (either the taste, the nutrition or the weight of it) I highly recommend you check out Food to Go.
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Re: October Competition: Post Something Useful to WIN!

Postby frank_in_oz » Wed 03 Nov, 2010 9:48 am

Well done to davids for winning the competition.

I have sent him an email with the download links for both books.

Thanks for running the competition Nik and cheers to all!

Frank
(btw, heading off on the OT on the 11th Nov, anyone else going to be around then?)
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Re: October Competition: Post Something Useful to WIN!

Postby juju » Wed 03 Nov, 2010 10:44 am

Good on you David! Could we have a link to the winning post please?- love to read it, thankyou Julie.
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Re: October Competition: Post Something Useful to WIN!

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 03 Nov, 2010 10:57 am

juju wrote:Good on you David! Could we have a link to the winning post please?- love to read it, thankyou Julie.


Sure, that's a fair enough request. The post was chosen at random yesterday (using a database query I composed and tested a couple of weeks ago). The winning post was fairly short, but it does contain enough useful information to fit within the competition's definition of a "useful post".

Here 'tis: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5084#p61431
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Re: October Competition: Post Something Useful to WIN!

Postby juju » Wed 03 Nov, 2010 11:44 am

A good post - informative and to the point, you guys (admin) don't miss a thing do you?
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