National Camping Month! Win The Ultimate Backpacker Kit From The North Face!

CONTESTS | | June 24, 2010 at 9:36 am


Congratulations Chris

June marks the second annual National Camping Month.  The North Face wants families to get outside and they are offering the readers of Mommy Niri a wonderful kit to get you started. Look you and I both know that The North Face make the most durable clothing so every single item in this pack is a wonderful prize on it’s own.

I am a camping newbie (as in never done it – oh, stop those gasps) and I fully intend to make my first camping trip this year. The girls are curious so I intend to let them get outside.  So when the folks over at The North Face offered this to my readers I thought I should get something in it for me too, and no I did not get any products but advice. Advice, I might add, I decided to share with you. So I asked them some questions on behalf of a newbie camper, you might want to head over to that post to learn more.

But seriously tell me that one lucky reader is not going to be a happy camper?

Interval 25 Day Pack ($119) is a sturdy and comfortable, aluminum based pack with tons of cool stash pockets for water bottles, electronics, and the like. It is made with lots of mesh panels to provide lots of ventilation to keep you cool as you wear it.

Year-long subscription to Backpacker Magazine ($19.94) is on a mission to inspire and enable people to enjoy the outdoors by providing the most trusted and engaging information about backcountry adventure in North America. Articles tell readers how, where and with what to pursue the such activities as trail hiking, backpacking, mountain bike touring, canoe touring, backcountry skiing, family camping, sea kayaking and outdoor photography. Emphasizes destinations, equipment and technique and covers such other topics as health, fitness and environmental and political issues.

Stowable Vaporwick Endurance Hat ($24) is made with material that moves moisture and sweat away from your skin, keeping you comfortable and dry on hot days. The material also has Ultraviolet Protection 15 and heat reflective logos to fight off harsh effects of the sun. The hat is light and flexible, making it easy to stowaway in your pants pocket or the side or your pack.

Planet Explore Water Bottle helps you stay hydrated in whatever outdoor activity you pursue. The Planet Explore logo on the side reminds you where you can go to find outdoor activities right in your neighborhood:

Want to win the above kit, including the backpack, yearlong subscription, hat and bottle?

To win tell me where would you go camping or hiking. Contest closes 1st July 2010 . To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

  • Subscribe to Mommy Niri (and verify the subscription to be valid) and leave a separate comment that you did. Already a subscriber (thank you) then leave a comment stating you are
  • Retweet (use the green retweet button, on top  of the post, for easy access)

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    Well I would camp in my yard because I am freaked out about camping in the woods. But since my son is a first year cub scout, there are several camp outs planned this year for a few of the national parks near us.

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    Leighann says:

    We go camping at a state park that is about an hour away. Though ultimately, we would take a long vacation and go camping/hiking in Vermont!

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    Leighann says:

    I subscribe.

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    KPac says:

    I subscribed! This would be a very fun giveaway to win! Thanks for the contest.

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    Probably the GreatSmokey Mountains,its close by an they have different levels of hiking


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    Vickie Couturier says:

    email subscriber

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    Natalia D says:

    I like to go to Appalachian Mountains!

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    John says:

    I would like to go to Burke Lake Park for hiking and fishing.

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    Angie Bailey says:

    I would go camping at Shawnee State Forrest in Ohio.

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    Angie Bailey says:

    Subscribe via email.

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    Anne says:

    I’d go hiking in the Adirondack mts.

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    Anne says:

    I subscribe by email
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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    Clarissa says:

    we usually camp within a few hours of where we live mostly at state parks. I would love to go somewhere further away however

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    Daniel M says:

    this would be perfect for an upcoming trip

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    Rebecca Graham says:

    I would go camping in Gatlingburg,TN.

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    SANDY says:

    the state parks are where we camp

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    Sharon A says:

    I would go camping in the Lassen National Forest

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    loni says:

    We are going hiking in Alaska and these would be perfect!

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    loni says:

    I Subscribe to Mommy Niri

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    Kimberly says:

    We have done over nighters in the back yard for fun, but usually we go to the northern part of our state.

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    Kimberly says:

    I subscribe!

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    OMG!! I am SOOOO all over this one!!!!

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    We like to go camping anf hiking in the Adirondacks and the Catskill mountains here in NY state. Wasn’t a huge camper till I met hubby, but have to say there are aspects to it that I like. Would be nice to have official “gear”!

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    mom mom says:

    We’d go hiking in the adirondacks! we are new to new york and would LOVE to try out some new gear.

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    mom mom says:

    i RT’d

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    mom mom says:

    i subscribed :)

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    Lisa says:

    I subscribed and tweeted!

    This would be great to camping at Grandfather Mtn. in NC.

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    pigletmommy says:

    Hubby and I are trying to get our MA Parks Passport mostly stamped by the beginning of Fall. We are planning a trip out to The Mohawk Trail in Western MA ,where they not only have great camping hiking and other activities but it is an old Native American site so the trails are older then the country. This will be My second time camping and we are going to be bringing our 3 yr old son Damien on his first camping trip. We have to get the camping gear so this set would be a big $$ help and nice addition. Hope you enjoy your first camping trip.

    In case anyone else is interested in checking out the Mohawk trail region here is the site.

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    pigletmommy says:

    Just verified my subscription.

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    pigletmommy says:

    I also re-tweeted from my twitter account which is @Keri_and_Chris

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I go hiking in Thurmount, MD, thanks!

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    linda lansford says:

    We hike in ravine gardens

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    tamatha says:

    We camp at lake brownwood about an hour away

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    Sarah D. says:

    We have two camping trips planned – one at Stony Brook and one at Herkimer KOA (both in NYS).

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    kia says:

    I am an avid backpacker but this year is different, I just had a baby (my first). We will be car camping along the Cache la Poudre river as well as near Nederland in Colorado.

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    Denise says:

    I would go camping and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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    steadycat says:

    day hikes in forest park, oregon

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    susan varney says:

    in the mountains near my home

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    Jeremy Culver says:

    Everyear we take a small weekend campout at Stephen Forbes SP in Southern IL. Also we spend several weekends a year hiking around Shawnee National Forest and the local SPs. If anyone is in the area you MUST at least hike the observation at Garden of the Gods. (

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    ceburton says:

    I would love to camp on the Appalachian Trail, with an experienced camper of course

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    ceburton says:

    I subscribed

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    Amanda S. says:

    I’d go camping at the lake a couple of hours from our house where we go every year. There are hiking trails too, so we could do both!

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    Saumya says:

    I have never camped before…but if I do, my destination would be Yosemite,CA.

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    Ellen Ring says:

    We love to camp & our favorite spot is Bumping Lake in WA state.

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    Saumya says:

    Mommy Niri – Facebook fan

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    Jill Myrick says:

    This would be great to have on our next camping trip to the Pisgah National Forest.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.


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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43{at]gmail[dot]com.

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    Amanda says:

    I’ll be taking my first trip out of the US in a few months (to the distant and magical land of Canada!) and I would love to hike/camp out on Mont Saint-Hilaire in Quebec. I’ve read so much about it and I can’t wait to visit and experience it myself. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Melissa D says:

    I would go hiking at Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland– I’ve never been there and I’ve heard it’s beautiful! Thank you!

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    Melissa D says:

    I am subscribed via email. Thanks again!

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    KarenPr says:

    Would love to go camping up into the Adirondaks again, but right now we would have to settle for a local state park. Thanks for the chance at winning.

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    anna t. says:

    I would go hiking on the North Shore.

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    katie says:

    Every year we go hiking the dunes of Great Bear. This year I’d like to try something a little different by taking a trip to the Appalachains somewhere (still in the planning stages) to hike along the ridge. I think it’ll be a great change of scenery and a new challenge to undertake!

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    evelyn says:

    enter me thanks

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    We love going to Yellowstone national park to camp.
    Thanks for the chance.

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    Debra says:

    I would go camping at the Kern River

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    Debra says:

    I subscribed to mommy niri

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    Lisa L says:

    We’d go camping at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort!

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    Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    Louis says:

    I always wanted to go to Joshua Tree national park

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    Louis says:

    I subscribed to your feed via email (same email as in my profile / this post)

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    Rachel Higgs says:

    we hike in the woods behind my house in Texas

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    Rylee A says:

    I want to try camping at Rock Cut state park which is near me :)

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    trixx says:

    I’d love to go hiking in the Poconos!

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    trixx says:

    I subscribe too!

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    Hannah says:

    We love to go camping on Lake Michigan. Kids have so much fun spending the day playing at the beach!

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    Richard T. says:

    I would go hiking up Tantalus.

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    Kelly says:

    I’d go anywhere in the Sierra Nevadas!!!

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    steven lewis says:

    I am currently living in Georgia and would like to hike part of the southern section of the Appalachian trail

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    Timothy Pedersen says:

    I would head up to the Boundry Waters Canoe Area. I was there once years ago and have always wanted to go back.

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    Amy Delong says:

    we have a camp site about 40 minutes from home,we go a lot so this would be great!


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    Amy Delong says:

    already subscribe


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    John S. says:

    I like to go camping in the mountains, anywhere in the Rockies is great. This would be terrific! Thanks.

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    John S. says:

    Subscriber to Mommy Niri.

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    taylorbagels says:

    Probably would go somewhere in Carroll or near there

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    kathy pease says:

    i would go hiking here in the green mountains of vermont :)

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    Melanie says:

    I live in Tennessee so we have alot of hiking trails near me!

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    I would go camping on the island of Kauai!

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    Michelle B says:

    I would go camping somewhere in Vancouver

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    Brock Powell says:

    Subscribed by email. THANKS!

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    Kristi C says:

    We would go camping at Fall Creek Falls.

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    susan smoaks says:

    i will go hiking in the ocala national forest

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    susan smoaks says:

    i am a subscriber

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    carol y says:

    Right up our hill to the north we walk every day and it is pretty steep. This is where we would go and the hat would be helpful and the water bottle alot.

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    Breanne says:

    I go to Turkey Run State Park (in Indiana)

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    Chrysa says:

    I would go to Itasca State Park in MN.

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    Kathy Scott says:

    WE like to camp and hike at Redfish Lake in Idaho.

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    Kathy Scott says:

    email subscriber

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    brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we enjoy hiking & camping in the Coconino National Forest – Mogollon Rim Recreation area in northeern AZ.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    R Hicks says:

    I would take the kids to the campground at Myrtle Beach SC.

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    R Hicks says:

    subscribe to you via email

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    Shellie says:

    We have many park sand trails here in Maryland that are great for hiking and backpacking. These would be great to take along and the magazines would give us more ideas of fun places we can go.

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    Gianna says:

    I’m a subscriber.

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    Gianna says:

    Mount rushmore