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Power Pot Raffle: Your New Year’s Hiking Resolution

The Power Pot generating electricity to power an LED stick lamp

The Power Pot generating electricity to power an LED stick lamp

I am raffling off a Power Pot this week, an anodized aluminum cook pot that has a built-in thermocouple in its base that is capable of generating electricity from heat (see my review from November.) I’m really impressed with this recharging product because it is fuel independent and very fast charging. This is one of the most efficient power generating options available today for backpackers and campers who are off-the-grid for extended periods of time but need electricity to recharge battery-powered devices. Here’s a video demo so you can see it in action:

To Enter

To enter, write a hiking-related new years resolution in the comment form below.

  • All raffle entrants will have one chance to win.
  • A winner will be selected randomly from all valid entries.
  • keep everything rated G.
  • You can submit as many resolutions as you want, but each person gets one 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

  • I want to finish hiking the Maine Appalachian Trail this year.
  • I want to switch to an ultralight tarp as my backpacking shelter for this year.
  • I want to be a volunteer trail maintainer this year.
  • I want to finish the White Mountain 4000 footers.
  • I want to hike with my kids three times this year.

Deadline to Enter

The deadline to enter this raffle is Friday, January 3rd at midnight, PST.

Submit your Hiking New Years Resolution in the comment form below.

The winner will be announced next week.

Have fun with this!

120 Responses to Power Pot Raffle: Your New Year’s Hiking Resolution

  1. Izzy January 1, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    I will reduce my pack weight to be able to hike farther.

  2. Mary January 1, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    I will do more day hikes with my dog.

  3. Matthew January 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    I am aggressively working to work less and play more.

  4. Andy H January 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Get off trail more with my compass

  5. Grumpy Old Man January 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    I plan to move back to the mountains of NC and hike all the trails I used to hike. And I plan to get my backpack weight down to UL standards. Also plan to make down quilts for my wife and son.

  6. Louis Brooks January 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Complete the AT from Springer to Fontana Dam.

  7. Heather W January 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I will hike the 100 Hundred Mile Wilderness this year with my daughter. :)

  8. Mark January 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    I want to hike the entire John Muir Trail this summer!

  9. Paul Boyd January 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    I just want to go hiking this year. I’ve been dreaming about it for three years now and dog gone it I’m going to do it!!

  10. Doug January 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Hike the Florida Trail in my area to Alabama.

  11. lloyd bryant January 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    by the end of the year to have a plan in place and be in good enough shape for my first section hike.

  12. Ryan Mills January 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    I’ll complete the Finger Lakes Trail branch trails this year.

  13. LNTCamper January 2, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    This year I’m going to do some winter nights in my Hennessy Hammock. Always threatened to do it. This year’s the year!

  14. Kirk January 2, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    I will go on a hike of at least 8 weeks duration, most likely a Cali jaunt on the PCT being sure to include the John Muir trail area. Feels awesome to have quit my job and now I’m in the market for a camper van. Good times ahead.

  15. Jarrah Hume-Cook January 2, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    more off trail hiking ;)

  16. Bob Henderson January 2, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Backpacking with son
    Hopefully it will not rain
    Lot of Fun

  17. Jenifer January 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    I plan to get out backpacking at least 3 times this year with my kids. (they made me add the last three words)

  18. Erica January 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    I plan to make my family bring me to North Manitou Island. (Even the 7 year old)

  19. Ming January 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    I plan to incorporate fishing into more hiking trips, and to do more desert hikes this year.

  20. James Steele January 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    I will try every way to make coffee on the trail.

  21. Ed Hajduk January 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    I want to hike the Massachusetts Mid-State Trail this year.

  22. Bobby January 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    I want to persuade my wife into hiking the AT with me.

  23. Chris McMahan January 2, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    I will begin backpacking again after a 25-year hiatus

  24. John Corrigan January 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    My 2014 New Year Resolution is to bring my wife along on more of my hikes.

  25. Jeremy January 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    Take my 3year old daughter on her first overnight trip. She has been begging!

  26. Paulina January 3, 2014 at 12:50 am #

    I want to get OGUL Peak recognition!

  27. Dan Jones January 3, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    I plan to walk the Camino De Santiago this year.

  28. Robert January 3, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    I plan to break out of a rut by not always hiking my usual trails.

  29. Zac Brousseau (@ZacBrousseau) January 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    My resolution is simply to hike more and go backpacking more than I did last year.

  30. Jon B January 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    I resolve to learn more wilderness skills and bag at least 10 new 10k+ peaks this year.

  31. David Maxwell January 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    To hike different places this year than the normal places I go.

  32. albert January 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    This year I will try my hand at winter camping.

  33. Erin Blanchard January 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    I will complete the John Muir Trail this year.

  34. Michael Doylr January 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    I will take my twins to hike the Gila wilderness this summer before sending them off to college

  35. geartoonblog January 3, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    I will hike at least two sections of the AT like I wanted to last year, but didnt. I will spend twice as much time backpacking this year as last year.

  36. jr January 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    I will watch the sunset and full moon rise from Pfeifferhorn in the Wasatch.

  37. Ben January 3, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    I want to hike the Long Trail

  38. Chris January 3, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Hike more than last year! Also lead our church hiking ministry in some new trails.

  39. Sabine Davis January 3, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    I want to hike more work less.

  40. Grandpa January 3, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    I want to hike more with my grandkids.

  41. Irene January 3, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    I am going to finish the Long Path. I finished the first 100 or so miles last year – only 250 to go!

  42. Brian Allen January 4, 2014 at 12:58 am #

    To complete my bug out bag.

  43. Ron January 4, 2014 at 3:16 am #

    I would like to backpack more this year.

  44. Philip Werner January 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Just sent an email to the winner – check you inboxes!

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