Since I joined the QLP Blog Squad, I’ve had some trouble coming up with ideas for new blog posts during our meetings. I’m not one that can easily brainstorm when I’m told to sit down and think of an idea. This past week was no different: I sat there at a block while the rest of the group was throwing around ideas. Well, as I did my weekly Sunday routine of ordering a pizza and putting in a DVD, an idea hit me.
The first order of business is to explain the film that inspired my idea: Into the Wild. This is a true story which was incredibly inspirational to me. I’ll give you the basic plot of the movie without ruining it in case you haven’t seen it (because it is a must see). The movie is based on a young man by the name of Christopher McCandless. He starts as a top student and athlete at Emory University; however, upon graduation he realizes that people care way too much about their material possessions in life and he strives for something more. At this point, he gives up his $24,000 in his savings account, burns everything that proves he ever existed and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
So, after this inspirational story ended, I thought about what I would need to survive in the wilderness and then…BANG! That’s where my idea hit me! I have been exposed to promo items for months and there has to be promotional products that would fit well with Into the Wild and remind me of what I’d need to survive in the wilderness. Sure enough: there was. If I were to pick three QLP products for a promotional survival kit to advertise Into the Wild, what would they be?!
Here’s what I came up with…
This could be vital to keep my ass alive! This radio brings tons of features to the promo survival kit. It’s a compass, flashlight, siren, earphone jack, clock/calendar, alarm, backlight, and hand-powered dynamo. The biggest plus? I wouldn’t need batteries because I could hand crank the radio to get the necessary energy.
This product is also a must have. It features a whistle, a light, and a compass, all which will come in handy when trying to survive! I’d not only want an item like this if I was stuck out in the wild, but this would also be a product I could use in everyday life.
The third item may be the most important, because I’d have to be prepared for accidents. This kit comes with an assortment of bandages, strips, and gauze pads. It also has antiseptic towelettes, ointment, burn cream, and a sting relief medicated wipe. Plus, it’s easy to carry and transport!
So, if you were to throw me out into the Alaskan wilderness, those are the promo items I would want with me! Of course, keep in mind that this blog post is all in good fun. While promotional products would work well for promoting Into the Wild and other causes, promotional products should never be considered adequate substitutes for professional equipment or supplies – whether for camping, hiking, or any other potentially life-threatening or dangerous situations!
How do you feel about my promo survival kit? Have you ever gotten any interesting “survival” promotional products? Oh, and who has seen Into the Wild?
Ok, there’s enough questions for you to ponder. I’m out.