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Lauren Hudgins
Hydration Horror Stories 2019

Hydration Horror Stories 2019

It's the time of year for ghoulish and ghastly tales of water woe! Last year we asked you to send us the stories of the most disgusting water you've ever had to drink in the backcountry and you did not disappoint us. We got feces-laden cow ponds, dead deer, thick brown sludge, snails, and fortresses of poison ivy. Read the winning stories from last year and the runner-ups. We're doing it again in 2019. To enter our Hydration Horror Stories contest, submit your true story to digital@cnocoutdoors.com until October 30th with the headline "Hydration Horror Stories competition.” We prefer entries with photographs. Sharing your masterpiece with the world? Use #HydrationHorrorStories....

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Lauren Hudgins
Two Contests for 2019: Tallest Vecto and Farthest Vecto Competitions

Two Contests for 2019: Tallest Vecto and Farthest Vecto Competitions

Go boldly where no Vecto has gone before. We're holding a couple contests in 2019: the Tallest Vecto Competition and the Farthest Vecto Competition. For both competitions you must provide photo proof (preferably with geolocation info) of your victory. Contests begin now and will end on December 31, 2019. First prize winner of each contest will receive a $100 Cnoc Outdoors gift card and the second prize winner will receive a $50 gift card. Farthest Vecto Contest Who will take the longest trek with the Vecto? Your journey must be done entirely on foot. (If you have a multi-modal portion...

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Lauren Hudgins
Hydration Horror Story Contest Winner

Hydration Horror Story Contest Winner

Happy Halloween 2018! We asked you to send us stories about the worst of the worst water you have ever had to filter and drink for our Hydration Horror Stories contest. You sent us some terrifying tales of contamination and dehydration. Here are our three "favorites". We'll publish "honorable" mentions on Friday, so keep your eyes peeled for some more horrifying water stories. Since these stories did not come with images, we've added some for extra disgust. Our winner will receive a 3L Vecto. Runner Ups Dead Meat Years ago, I was in a Boy Scout troop that spent a lot of time learning...

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Lauren Hudgins
Hydration Horror Stories Contest

Hydration Horror Stories Contest

It's a creepy time of year and we are having a scary story competition. Tell us about the most horrifying water you have ever had to filter and drink. When you're in the backcountry you can't afford to be picky about your water sources or you'll die of dehydration. We want to hear about the worst of the worst: unnatural colors, wiggling invertebrates, dubious sludge, decomposing animal carcasses in the trickle of a creek. While we encourage you to tell your terrifying tale with macabre melodrama, stories must remain true. Bonus points for including a photograph of your gross experience. Sharing...

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