Costa Rica ‘Machete Man’ Contest Winners!

Last week, as a part of our “Off Grid & All Clear” project with CamelBak and Chill Expeditions, we challenged readers to come up with a caption for the image below. From hundreds of entries we picked three as the winners. Congrats to Val Kowalewich, Billy Brown and Dawn Monroe. Each win a CamelBak All Clear water-purification bottle and a bonus pack of survival equipment from!

Picking the funniest caption was difficult, and humor is highly subjective. In a nod to a few additional great entries we also published below some runner-ups. It was hard to pick the best. Readers, feel free to comment on the post as to which you think is the most humorous “Machete Man” caption of the bunch.

—Go to our “Off Grid & All Clear” sweepstakes page to enter the main contest for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Costa Rica!

More entries on Page 2…

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.