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#77548 - 11/20/06 09:19 PM SHOT Show - We Need Your Help!
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 1926
Equipped To Survive coverage of SHOT Show, with our focus on the latest Knives, Flashlights and interesting new Gear, has been one of our most popular efforts (see last year's report at: http://www.equipped.org/shot_show_2006.htm ), generates a lot of traffic for ETS and we often scoop everyone else with our timely coverage. This year SHOT Show is in Orlando and that is presenting problems. For the past three years we have been spoiled with it being in Las Vegas. For a variety of reasons, the out-of-pocket cost to cover SHOT Show in Vegas has been very low. The combination of the Orlando location and Sue's medical issues which have had a severe impact on us financially, make this year problematic.

Sue has done a good job on getting us great deals. We have our reservations and are gearing up to go, but now we need to raise the money to do it. The ETS kitty is virtually empty and what's there is already earmarked for other obligations. Our SHOT Show budget is $2,950 and if we don't raise the money, we don't go. There's no other way around it. We need your support and we need it NOW. Please pass this around the Net to others and to other forums. Hopefully all those who have enjoyed our SHOT Show Reviews in the past, for which there's never been a charge, will now step up and make a modest contribution to assist us to continue this tradition.

Help us continue our tradition of the best SHOT Show coverage anywhere. Click here to make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation via credit card or check: http://www.equipped.org/donateSHOTShow2007.htm
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#77549 - 11/27/06 08:47 PM Re: SHOT Show - We Need Your Help!
Alan_Romania Offline

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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 608
Loc: Arizona
Howdy all,

Every years since I have been visiting ETS’s website I always looked forward to the annual SHOT Show reviews. I know that a number of you all have anticipated theses reviews, the posts leading into and following the show as evidence. I was honored to have been asked to assist Doug at SHOT show this year, reviewing flashlights for ETS’s 2007 SHOT Show review. I knew Doug put a lot of time and effort into ETS, but I didn’t understand how much time goes into prepping for SHOT Show… Until now that is.

Equipped to Survive is a non-profit Foundation, and as such relies on donations to keep providing the services that so many have found useful. Doug spends countless hours working on various projects for ETS, he has dedicated his life to providing others with accurate information on survival equipment, procedures and technologies.

Please help us out and make a donation, Equipped to Survive cannot survive without your help!

Thanks and Be Safe!
Alan


Edited by romania (11/27/06 08:49 PM)
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#77550 - 12/12/06 02:14 PM Cavalry has arrived! Red Flare to Sponsor
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 1926
The cavalry has arrived! I am very pleased to announce that survival equipment retailer Red Flare has stepped up and agreed to sponsor ETS coverage of SHOT Show 2007, ensuring continuation of this tradition! We all win with this sponsorship and you win double with a 10% discount on all Red Flare purchases. Read the details on Red Flare's sponsorship of SHOT Show 2007 on ETS and your 10% discount.

For those who have already generously contributed to support our SHOT Show coverage, I would like to express my deep appreciation. It wasn't enough by itself, but combined with Red Flare's sponsorship, we'll be able to do an even better job and will now be able to leave the survival rations home, for which we are eternally grateful.


Edited by Doug_Ritter (12/12/06 09:22 PM)
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#77551 - 12/12/06 05:57 PM Let's hear it for Red Flare!!
billym Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 616
Loc: Oakland, California
Way to support the ETS community.
Everyone should try to order something from Red Flare to support this awesome show of generousity!
Thanks
Bill

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#77552 - 12/12/06 06:46 PM Re: Cavalry has arrived! Red Flare to Sponsor
cedfire Offline
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Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 659
Loc: Orygun
Thank you Red Flare! I will go order some items to help support the cause. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#77553 - 12/12/06 08:23 PM Re: Cavalry has arrived! Red Flare to Sponsor
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1828
Loc: Colorado
RedFlare sounds like a real quality organization. Time for me to order some stuff.

Doug - BTW, the link in your post entitled "Read the details on Red Flare's sponsorship of SHOT Show 2007 on ETS and your 10% discount." is bad. It comes up as "http://shot_show_2007.htm" (which obviously doesn't work) but it should be http://www.equipped.org/shot_show_2007.htm

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#77554 - 12/12/06 09:23 PM Re: Cavalry has arrived! Red Flare to Sponsor
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 1926
Thanks. Thought I checked it, but guess I didn't. <~>
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#77555 - 12/12/06 09:28 PM Kudos to Red flare
91gdub Offline
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Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 172
Loc: South Jersey (the 51st state)
Good job!
Will certainly be placing an order (after Christmas) to help show some support.
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#77556 - 12/13/06 11:32 PM Re: Cavalry has arrived! Red Flare to Sponsor
wildman800 Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2691
Loc: La-USA
Thank-you REDFLARE!! I have now placed your website on my favorites list and will now start exploring it for my needs!
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#77557 - 12/14/06 06:24 AM Re: Cavalry has arrived! Red Flare to Sponsor
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1047
Loc: Hawaii, USA
I have bought stuff from red flare before he made his generous act. And you will find quality products at good prices delivered with great service. Thanks for your generous donation to ETS, redflare.
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