Oh my gosh! What a giveaway this has been. Today I am thrilled to announce the winner the recent EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove giveaway.
And the Winner Is . . .
The winner is Bob M. who wrote:
If I had only three items in my bug out bag, they would be: a small axe, a water filter, and a fire striker.
Bob was notified and responded back with the following:
I am very VERY pleased to have won the Ecozoom stove. I have been trying to budget for one to take to Ethiopia where the orphanage (where my grandchildren came from) cooks over open fires in a room with no chimney!
My daughter is going back there in the next month for our next two kiddos, and will take it with her.
I am so unbelievably thrilled at this that I am beside myself with joy. This giveaway could not have had a better ending. Now just so you know, Bob’s entry was selected entirely at random using the tools available on the www.random.org website which means everyone had an equal opportunity to win.
The response to the EcoZoom Giveaway was astounding. There were 604 valid entries and sorry, but there were 28 invalid entries. Most of the invalids were from a single person who tried to stuff the ballot box. Shame on you! Most of the others came in after the deadline.
One thing that I do want to point out is that many of you combined two entries into one. I mentioned this a couple of times over on my Facebook page and some of you were able to get your second entry in. For clarification purposes, in the future, when I indicate that a Facebook Like is bonus entry, you must post a separate comment telling me so. Two comments = two entries.
The Remarkable EcoZoom
For those of you that did not win, I encourage you to consider purchasing an EcoZoom as a viable option for cooking outdoors with biomass, wood or charcoal. It is efficient, sturdy, and easy to use. It simply works.
The Final Word
I really do wish I had more than one EcoZoom to giveaway but alas, there is only one. That said, you can count on some new giveaways coming up soon, including a giveaway for a free WonderMill grain mill that will be announced next week. Until then, make every week a prep week!
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Bargain Bin: Here are some items to enhance your outdoor cooking experience.
EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove: Burning twigs and pinecones, this stove will cook a big pot of rice in under 20 minutes. The stove is solidly built and will burn charcoal as well. There is also a version that only burns biomass for slightly less money. For more information, visit the EcoZoom website.
Lodge Dutch Oven/Camp Stove: I originally purchased this Dutch oven because it was so darn cute. But over time, I have learned to love it for its versatility. Remember, a camp stove is designed so that you can bake with it by arranging charcoal on top of the lid as well as underneath the Dutch Oven itself.
Lodge 5-Quart Double Dutch Oven and Casserole with Skillet Cover: This is another cool piece. This Dutch Oven does not have legs and is designed for indoor use – but it can be used outdoors too. Just don’t forget the Ove Gloves.
Wholesale Disposable Lighters – Pack of 50 with Stand: This is a 50 pack of wholesale disposable lighters. Each ‘child-resistant’ lighter is standard size and also features an adjustable flame. I have not tried these myself but for the price, they seem like a good deal.
UCO Stormproof Matches, Waterproof and Windproof with 15 Second Burn Time – 25 Matches: A ZIPPO or BIC lighter are always good to have but it would not hurt to have some stormproof matches as well.
Shop the Emergency Essentials Monthly Specials: The monthly specials at Emergency Essentials feature discounts of up to 35% off sometimes a bit more.
One of the sale items this month is the Meat Variety Combo which is 35% off. Included are cans of Salmon, Diced Roast Beef, White Turkey, Ham, Ground Beef and Smokey Flavored Chicken Chunks. (I just ordered this combo for my own food storage).
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