2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

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2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by Woods Walker » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:34 pm

The hammer has come down. Is your kit ready for the unrelenting forces of winter? Only one way to know for certain. A ZS Winter Mock Bug Out contest entry! The contest will run for the entire winter equinox starting December 21, 2013 to March 19, 2014.

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The rules.

1. Death = Disqualification, so don't die.

2: A journey of at least an hour without motor transport. Walk, bike, canoe, ride a llama - whatever. Infil / exfil by motor vehicle is OK. Exceptions are possible but that will be up to the judges.

3: Use as much or as little gear as you want, but remember rule 2.

4: Pics or it didn't happen. Video is a nice bonus but not necessary. In the event of tech failure, appeal to the judges' sense of fair play.

5: Overnight stay desirable but not essential. All reports judged on individual merit.

6. "Success" is not a pre-requisite for a MBO report. Failure, reported honestly, has the potential to teach better lessons.

7. Muliple entries are allowed but only the best judged entry will actually count. No single person can win first, second and third place. Group entries might grant an exception but that will be up to the judges.


HOW TO POST YOUR ENTRY.

1. Start your own thread in the Bug Out Gear forum

2. Post a link to that entry thread here, in the Official Entry thread, along with one picture and a few words to entice us.

3. All discussions and questions about the entry or any topic can only be done with the contestant's entry thread or the chat thread. Naturally this doesn't apply to the judges, alternates or ZS staff on official business.

Judges:

Medic73, Woods Walker, (space open). Alternate judge is jdev.

Prizes:

The Machinist is offering a ZS hobo stove.

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Blackdog
is offering an "One used but not too abused Busse Basic 6 knife housed in a Spec Ops Survival sheath."

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Woods Walker is donating 3 firesteels with bright orange or yellow paracord lanyards, one for each who place.

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is donating a Cree headlamp, some homemade zipper pulls (several skull colors to choose from) and a ZS decal

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Keith B is offering a Gerber pack saw. If there are more than 15 entries he will donate another mystery prize as well so lets get those entries posted!

Check out the MBO chat thread for more info on prizes.

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 4&t=110077" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Play safe and have fun out there! Remember hypothermia, mechanical injury and a host of other miss steps could befall the novice and experienced alike. ZS takes no responsibility for anything that might occur during an outing. You must decide what is safe for yourself.

On your marks.... Get set......GO!
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by backup1911 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:46 am

EDIT 2/20/14 - Link to official entry thread here:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 0#p2487980" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



1. We are going
2. We are going deep into the desert.
3. We will be navigating into roadless, isolated desert with sparse vegetation and cover.
4. We are going with only what is currently in our BOB/INCH/Survival pack (hope they are set up right!)
5. We will be gone from the vehicle for a minimum of 1 night, or a maximum of two (darn those jobs)
6. It will likely be cold...very cold.

As always, our main goal is not to die. (which is good, because it sounds like that results in disqualification). But we will also be looking to test our gear, and as many of our skills as we can.

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Cheers!
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by Medic73 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:50 am

backup1911 has added to the prize pool. (Thanks!)

Now, in addition to the prizes listed above, a gently used Kelty shoulder/butt pack and two emergency compression bandages are now there for the winners.

There are some nice prizes this MBO Contest, but you can't win it, if you're not in it!

There is still plenty of time to plan and go on your MBO and then get back in to edit and post your entry.

Good luck everyone.
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by SkidvonArk » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:00 am

I hit my absolute physical limit in what looks dead up like an apocalyptic wasteland.
I start another year of winter hammock camping!
Dancing pandas!!

Entry thread: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 4&t=110670

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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by congochris » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:00 pm

Snow!
Fire!
And Failure!

Entry thred: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 4&t=110740" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by On Point » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:19 pm

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Welcome to my WMBO - http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 4&t=110773" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by Woods Walker » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:48 am

Here is my first entry. As a Judge this was just for fun.

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http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 4&t=110778" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by BC_Slider » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:31 pm

MBO with hammocks, 30deg low temps, my friend getting to use his spiffy new IFAK...priceless!

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http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 4&t=110949

ENTRY COMPLETED!
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by Kva47 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:58 am

Ash. Lahars. Quakes. Storms. EMP. Dennis Rodman's secret birthday present to Kim.

Chaos has befallen the PNW, and the roads have become an impassable deathtrap!

For any number of reasons, one may have to abandon a vehicle and bug out on foot, whether to home or high ground. My quest is to test the limits of my stamina, orienteering, knees, skills, and equipment!

Part I: Escape and Endurance!
Part II: Setting up camp

19 miles of unforgiving hills, misleading maps, and vanishing trails on one day, shelter and warmth the next.
The pale stench of undead foes clings to the fog.

http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 4&t=110959" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by Val » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:01 am

So you want a pic of me hiking in the cold. Ill one up ya. This is Diana and I and our crew camping for the weekend in tents during the polar vortex. Side note, I'm the only one entering this contest that went camping. Image Heres the link to the video. http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 5#p2479485

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Post by Keith B » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:21 am


Join me as I snowshoe thru ankle deep snow with an injured damsel!
Watch as I fail to make fire with a firearm!
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by Woods Walker » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:02 pm

MBO entry #2

6-day winter outing.



http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 0#p2485460" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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2013/2014 ZS WMBO - bacpacjac's Official Entry

Post by bacpacjac » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:34 am

There's a decided lack of female entries, so here's one!

We haven't had a chance to get out for an overnighter yet, but bacpacboy and I spent the day exploring our local marsh this past weekend. We were hoping to hook something in the creek for lunch, but everything's still too frozen for that. Along with our hobo fishing kits, we both brought our day hike packs, and it's a good thing we were prepared, because 10 year old boys and frozen creeks can cause a little excitement when they meet.

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Full details are here:
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 4&t=111381" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by backup1911 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:02 pm

Our official Entry is up. We had a great trip!

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 0#p2487980" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

We had hoped to get to spend two nights in the desert with our bugout gear but sadly, work would only allow us one.

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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by backup1911 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:00 pm

Medic73 wrote:backup1911 has added to the prize pool. (Thanks!)

Now, in addition to the prizes listed above, a gently used Kelty shoulder/butt pack and two emergency compression bandages are now there for the winners.

There are some nice prizes this MBO Contest, but you can't win it, if you're not in it!

There is still plenty of time to plan and go on your MBO and then get back in to edit and post your entry.

Good luck everyone.
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MBO PRIZE by backup1911, on Flickr
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MBAZ73's Official Entry - WMBO

Post by mbaz73 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:56 pm

Here is the link to my Winter Mock Bug Out

http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 4&t=111566

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Investment spending has plummeted, unemployment is rocketing to new heights and deflation is taking hold. It's no longer safe to be in the cities or the suburbs of large cities, property crime is rampant, violent attacks are escalating to an everyday occurrence and it is time to leave for the relative safety of the lesser populated areas. Time to pack up and BUG OUT!
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by Woods Walker » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:40 am

MBO entry.



http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=14" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by Woods Walker » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:46 pm

Just a short entry.

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http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 4&t=111663" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by bacpacjac » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:30 pm

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bacpacboy and I did a little MBO day camp in the backyard this week, and we took one step closer to our goal of trying a super shelter out in the Spring. We foraged for wood, practiced our knots and lashings, built a shelter, cooked on the camp stove, improved an old recipe, drank hot chocolate, chopped stuff with an ax.... learn a bunch and had a blast!

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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by SkidvonArk » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:32 am

Three days back in what I've dubbed "McSnorterson's Valley" for some therapeutic R&R... Hammock shenanigans, chupacabras, and juggling introverts abound! :clap:

Entry Thread: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 4&t=111767

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Re: 2013/2014 Winter ZS MBO Official Entry Thread.

Post by -Darkhorse- » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:18 am

Wow, totally forgot the deadline lol. Mines up in the next 24.

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 7#p2497317" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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