Part of running a week by week contest like this, especially since it’s something which hasn’t been done before, is keeping a pulse (coming from you, the audience) on what’s working and what’s not. Of course, my goal in all of this is to utilize this contest to serve the greatest number of people I can. This said, judging by the response on the facebook contest this current week, my take is it’s not exactly what participants are looking for (which is fine). So with that, along with the fact that I’d like to give everyone who wants it a final chance to win something fun from the contest prize bag, I’ve decided to pool the remaining weekly prizes from both weeks #11 and #12 into a drawing open to anyone who decides to submit a 100% recipe between now and the end of the contest.
This does not effect the overall participant’s placements at all.
All who cook over the next two weeks will be eligible.
This is going to be fun!! I’m excited for all those who end up winning these great prizes. If you haven’t gotten involved yet, this is going to be a great opportunity to put yourself in the running for a great prize while also trying out cooking with food storage! Here’s the way I’m running the last two weeks. Ultimately simple (or atleast it seems simple to me), but if you have questions, go ahead and ask away!
- This final weekly drawing is open to anyone who makes a 100% food storage recipe between now and April 30th and submits it to me by email. Submissions are due April 30th by 8pm CT.
- Points, as we’ve done in the past, don’t need to be counted in order to be entered for this final two week drawing, however I do need to see the recipe(s) you made either by providing a link in your email or including the recipe itself. Additionally, three photos of the recipe need to be attached to your email: 1) your ingredients, 2) some kind of mid-process shot and 3) a picture of the finished product.
- If you’re a past participant wishing to count points on your recipes toward your overall score, continue following the main contest point rules submitting as you have in the past. To anyone with an overall finishing “points” goal in mind, go for it! This drawing only involves the weekly prizes I would have given out for weekly points pooled with the previous facebook contest prizes. If you’re submitting for points you’ll still be entered to win these prizes.
- You’re welcome to submit your email to me in the next two weeks anytime. If you’re also counting points, you can continue to send it once a week if you prefer. Email submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help me out (as before) by addressing the subject line with your name: “Name: Weeks 11 & 12″ (or if you’re submitting weekly, as week #11/week #12).
- Following our weekly post tomorrow (for week #10), I won’t post a weekly update again for two weeks, until Saturday May 2nd. That post will award the four winners for the prizes you see here as well as our overall contest prize winners.
Weeks #11 & #12 Prize Drawing
A prize package of three pantry sized cans of three great Thrive products, sponsored by our very own Amanda Schulz (visit her shopping site here!!) Her package for you includes a pantry sized can of each of the following:
Freeze Dried Sausage Crumbles
Instant Black Beans and
Freeze Dried Sweet Potatoes
From Foxhill Corporation, it’s a $90 camp oven!! Camp ovens fit over one burner of a gas or wood stove and allow you to bake as you usually would. Simply light whatever heating source you’re using, center the oven over it and adjust the flame to reach baking temperature. Because these units are compact, they don’t require a lot of heat. In using one, to prevent burning, start out with low heat and increase it gradually until your temperature is right. They’re made from rust resistant heavy aluminum, which further allows them to bake evenly.
In the collage above I pictured the smaller single unit, to demonstrate how it’s used. However, the unit being featured for our prize is the actually the double unit, measuring 10 x 10 x 9 1/2″ and weighing 4 lbs. Additionally, the package includes:
- Two Non-Stick Baking Pans
- Baking Rack with Removeable Middle Shelf
- Favorite Camping Recipes
- Easy to Use Instructions
- Side Handles
- Temperature Gauge
From Campmor.com for emergency lighting, heating and cooking, our next prize, a Tri Outlet Safety Post, turns a propane tank into a multi-use tool!! You just screw the pole onto a bulk propane cylinder and it allows up to three propane accessories to run at once. The post is 30″ tall and retails for $35.99.
To go along with this prize, is a compatible lantern, the Coleman Northstar Propane Lantern, retailing for $59.99. By placing the lantern on top of the pole, you’ll have light at the optimum height for any kind of area lighting.
A distributor of Goal Zero’s easy-to-use portable solar power products, the website powerinapinch.com is donating Goal Zero’s newest lantern, the $79.00 Lighthouse 250!! Product Description: Lantern and USB power hub in one. This bright lantern has 250 Lumens and three brightness levels and hand crank. Recharge through USB or solar. Also gives you the ability to recharge all your small USB devices right from the lantern. Integrated USB cord to recharge your phone twice, camera, gps, Guide 10, or to give a boost to a larger device like an iPad.
If you’re looking to go solar, whether it be panels, power packs or tools for lighting, the guys over at Power in a Pinch offer a wide variety of products to choose from. Get an idea of what they can offer you by checking out a video (a product walk through) HERE.