Haiku Tent Raffle: Win a Sierra Designs Flashlight UL1 Tent

Sierra Designs Flashlight UL1 Tent

Sierra Designs Flashlight UL1 Tent

I recently reviewed a prototype Sierra Designs Flashlight UL 1 tent that the manufacturer sent to me to get my feedback. It’s quite lightweight – 37 ounces, pitches using a pair of trekking poles, and doesn’t require much space to set up, which makes it ideal for camping in wilder, unprepared tent sites. For a full evaluation of it’s virtues and an interesting discussion with the Sierra Designs Brand Manager, see my review of the Sierra Designs Flashlight UL1 from earlier this autumn.

While I’ve had this tent out on a few backpacking trips and rather like it for its excellent livability and small footprint, I’m raffling it off to make room in my gear closet for some other tents I’ll be trying and reviewing this winter.

To Enter

To enter, you need to submit a 3 line haiku poem with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line, that contains the word TURKEY or TURKEYS in it. 

  • All raffle entrants will have one chance to win.
  • A winner will be selected randomly from all valid entries.
  • Please submit English haiku only and keep everything rated G.
  • You can submit as many haiku as you want, but each person getone chance to win.
  • The prize winner can live anywhere that has postal service (including international.)
  • If you have any questions, leave a comment.

Example Entries

A flock of TURKEYS
Crossed me on a forest road
My poodle pursued

TURKEY feathers flew
When my truck hit a fat one
dumb birds can not fly

A big fat TURKEY
can feed a family
or run and play free

Deadline to Enter

The deadline to enter this raffle is Monday, November 18 at midnight, PST.

Submit your haiku entry in the comment form below.

The winner will be announced next week.

Make sure to count your syllables: 5-7-5 and use the word “TURKEYor TURKEYS” in your haiku.

Have fun with this!


139 Responses to Haiku Tent Raffle: Win a Sierra Designs Flashlight UL1 Tent

  1. David November 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    tukey turn to drop
    twerk not, oil up overtop
    tied and fried, chop chomp

    • David November 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm #


      Turkey turn to drop
      twerk not, oil up overtop
      tied and fried, chop chomp

  2. Robert Peay November 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Crackling to please
    Swighing thru the crisp dry leaves
    Turkey wings thunder

  3. Karen LB November 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Turkey in a tent
    It was not a bright orange tent
    It sure *looked* comfy

  4. Madoc November 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Children drawing
    Turkeys with paper feathers
    Traced over fingers

    • Madoc November 17, 2013 at 1:18 am #

      insert “are” between Children and drawing…OPPs!
      Children are drawing
      Turkeys with paper feathers
      Traced over fingers

  5. Tom murphy November 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Turkey and stuffings
    With family and friends
    And then a long hike

  6. Brett K November 17, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    Good morning, turkey
    Its nice to see you out here
    On this foggy trail

  7. Shep November 17, 2013 at 2:06 am #

    Turkey on table
    peas, corn, and mash potatoes
    Sleepy time soon to come.

  8. Dan November 17, 2013 at 2:21 am #

    Turkeys in the woods
    Turkeys don’t need any tents
    I do need one though

  9. atgardner November 17, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    A friend is flying
    to Turkey, and I remain here
    wishing it was me

  10. Stephen Outten November 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    I saw a turkey
    He ran right into my tent
    I ate him for dinner

  11. Mike Spalding November 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Offensive and lewd
    Denounced by the Vatican
    The “Turkey Trot” dance

  12. Tim O'Reilly November 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Taste so sweet in my belly
    so tired, I sleep

  13. Matthew November 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Turkey turkey yum
    Stuck in side with in laws ouch
    Leftovers for lunch

  14. LNTCamper November 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    My Turkey’s long done
    Vancouver shines in the sun
    Thinking ’bout a hike!

  15. Mike November 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    I love turkey meat
    It is the best when camping
    Thanksgiving outdoors

  16. Charles November 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    As turkey day nears
    Remember those you hold dear
    And let them know it

  17. Dan November 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Rustling in the trees
    Is a turkey lurking there
    Waiting just for me

  18. Dave M. November 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Turkey gobble here
    Turkey gobble over there
    Kids play hide and seek

  19. Patrick November 18, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    I am so hungry
    five turkeys on my plate
    bring the stuffing please

  20. James Hong November 18, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    When I go camping
    Turkey ham sandwich is what
    I crave for breakfast

  21. Chris November 18, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    Bring on the turkey
    Even though I am a veg
    Turkey time provides

  22. Katie November 18, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    All packed for the trek
    But where’s my turkey sandwich?
    I gobbled it up.

  23. JPM November 18, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Butterball Turkey
    With fixings in my belly
    It’s time for a nap

  24. SteveC November 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Turkey out of luck
    Fine hens mostly gobbled up
    Puff proud fine hotshot

  25. SteveC November 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Turkey out of luck
    Fine hens mostly gobbled up
    Puff proudly hotshot

  26. andy delmege November 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    It was surprising
    That the turkey came not from
    The country so named

  27. Steve K November 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    I like to snow camp
    Drinking some Wild Turkey
    Keeps you feeling warm

  28. Ash Barker November 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    I’m hoping to win
    A fall sleep system so trim
    This turkey will grin

  29. Cristy Rice November 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Turkey is so good
    in my belly filled so much
    I can’t get enough

  30. mike stivers November 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    turkey forages
    i shoot him with camera
    he dies, yet lives on

  31. Dan Bertrand November 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    I gobble all day
    Turkey, Stuffing, ice cold beer
    What more could I ask?

  32. Hugh Pennock November 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    The leaves have fallen
    days are getting shorter too
    TURKEY feast coming

  33. Ben November 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Eating Mountain House
    Freeze dried turkey really sucks
    Thanksgiving outside!

  34. Steve Meier November 18, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Thanksgiving is here
    The food is almost steaming
    My pants are stretching

  35. Steve Meier November 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Thanksgiving is here
    The turkey is steaming hot
    My pants are stretching

  36. Brad Finley November 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    I once RV camped.
    But I quit that cold turkey.
    Backpacking for life.

  37. Cheryl Taylor November 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Turkeys say this time of year
    please “EAT MORE CHIKN”
    just like the Chick-fil-A cows

  38. Michelle Townsley November 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Gobble Gobble *boom*
    Pluck roast baste carve serve and taste
    Turkey is no more

  39. Jenn Lavelle November 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    A turkey gobbles
    flutters down from a bush, light
    as a bowling ball

  40. Sam Getchell November 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Turkey in the day
    The next line has the word boots
    Boots on my sore feet

  41. Wes November 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    The bleak pre winter
    Found grey stillness as virtue:
    The slant turkey light.

  42. Greg A. November 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Autumn’s fading light,
    Brisk crisping air a-smokey,
    Gobbling by turkey.

  43. Jeremy Lange November 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Sitting around camp
    Friends sharing stories fire side
    Sipping Wild Turkey

  44. John Amoss November 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    turkey, be wary
    lay thee low, until the first
    of january

  45. Bill Ricci November 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Leaves begin to fall.
    Turkey, I see you running.
    I wish you the best.

  46. Slowpoke November 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Sierra Designs
    Makes quite fine ultralight tents
    Turkeys they are not.

  47. John w cochran November 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Tent hammock turkey
    Seen out on the wooded path
    Creates inner peace

  48. Leeanne November 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Feathers in the pines
    Is it a mountain turkey
    Or just a wee grouse

  49. Alison Griffin November 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Gobble, Gobble, Hiss
    Beware my angry TURKEYS
    No dinner for us

  50. Gary Bishop November 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    This years thanksgiving
    We ate lots of good turkey
    With our family

  51. Chris November 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Fall chill in the air
    Roast turkey on our plates
    Time to eat and talk

  52. Jeff November 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Smoking a turkey
    Friends and family eat well
    Pumpkin pie follows

  53. Judy Taylor November 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    Big brown birds
    Strutting about gobbling
    Turkeys everywhere!

  54. Steve Black November 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    TURKEYS say “gobble”
    And so together we did
    All is silent now

  55. Robert Binney November 18, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    For now, eat turkey
    Put up with your family
    Next month: Santa Claus

    Velcro flaps maintain
    The silence of the Turkeys
    Sierra Designs Tents

    I picked cranberries,
    Decapitated turkeys,
    Pitched holiday tent

    To climb Mount Everest
    You must change planes in Turkey
    With “Love of Your Life”

    Had a great haiku
    Wrote it while still half asleep
    Forgotten, turkey

    Detroit Lions play ball
    Dad shakes up some martinis
    Mom burns the turkey

  56. Robert J. Binney November 19, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Calendar’s screwy:
    This is my first Hanukkah
    Where we eat turkey

  57. Alex November 19, 2013 at 1:23 am #

    This tent, it looks rad
    So I’ll write a haiku and
    Hope to win… all done!

  58. Avi Septimus November 19, 2013 at 2:00 am #

    Sweaty day on trail
    Please no GORP on Thanksgiving
    Trail magic – Turkey!

  59. Theodore November 19, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Write a turkey poem?
    I do not know if I can.
    Wow I just wrote one!

  60. Philip Werner November 19, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Just emailed the raffle winner. Check your inboxes!

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