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Need a picture that describes 'Survival'

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    We're getting ready to do some upgrades to the site and mainly a full upgrade of the SM.com side of things. We've had that crappy picture of a suppressed .22 taken through a NV monocular up for way too long. I had just gotten that pistol http://www.survivalmonkey.com/DSC01985 (Medium).JPG

    We're looking for an image that can be used on the front page of the site and that best describes Survival. Here's the catch, It can't just be a Google Image cut and paste because it will be the representation of Survival Monkey to the outside world.

    Anyone have anything or any ideas?

    We've got a Leatherman Wave multi-tool to send to the person who submits the image we select.
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Just thinkin' out loud, here:

    What about some photos already on our site, submitted by members, of their BOB's or kits or day packs or related stuff. Maybe select 10-20 submissions from active members and make a poll thread for the entire membership to choose from.

    That might be a little way of saying "Thanks" to those who were kind enough to share with us what we ought to have, or what different setups look like.

    I know I've benefited from those photos (worth a thousand words, ya' know ;)).
  3. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    My thought is get someone who can draw to make an original.

    A monkey in center with slung firearm, standing in middle foreground,

    flanking him would be a garden, and provisions etc., and in the background community buildings, flag, church, school, etc.

    Also have a grasshopper in the right background hopping away and some ants in front left foreground.

    Sunny on left over the ants and storm clouds coming in over the way the grasshopper is going.

    If I could only draw.

  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Great idea. Doesn't really matter to me where they come from so long as we are free to use it. A public poll is also a great idea and we can set that up after we get some submissions to this thread.
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Original artwork would be the best choice of all!
  6. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I can provide more pictures of beer...an essential prep!
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    A montage of existing pix works for me. An artist, I ain't. The monkey needs some prominence, eh?
  8. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    One Picture May Not Be Enough

    I agree that a montage or a series of fades from one image to the next may be better at conveying the survival message.

    There are so many "necessary" messages to convey that I doubt one image is up to that task.

    Firearms, Food, Shelter, Water, and a host of other concerns. You might want to do maybe one or two seasonal changes of montages or those fades from one image to another. That would provide a much richer visual impact and may be an effective springboard for topics of current interest or perhaps something that the moderator would like to have covered in more depth.
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I can normally nail this sort of thing pretty quick but it is tough to create one image that captures it all. I don't want to do the cliché mushroom cloud superimposed over a cityscape.

    I agree a montage would be best but if we needed just one image, would it be best to just go a little more general with an image of a hunk of meat roasting over a campfire or something?
  10. Panhead

    Panhead On the Loose Founding Member

    I'm with Clyde I like this one:
  11. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Panhead: While I like the picture, it's a 'fail' for what we're looking for.

    If we only get one real picture, you're the winner of the Leatherman Wave! Come on... It cuts, it pinches, it files.
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    OLD artwork for the electrophiles. :D "Reddy Kilowatt" was the spokestoon for the electrical energy industry some years back.
    reddy kilowatt.
  13. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It may need some adaptation.....but here goes........

    *Chello lights blue touch paper and lobs

    IWR Cartoons - Like A Monkey With A Loaded Gun

    into the room, grabs his M.B.R. (main battle rifle...not his "member" ; )), his B.O.B., and gets on his B.O.S. (Bug Out Segway) and Gs.O.O.D. at a rapid rate of knots to his B.O.L..* [whiteflag]
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 26, 2015
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  15. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    How about a picture that really says "survival"?
  16. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Not really certain what you're looking for in such a large picture for the front page. But here's my submission:
  17. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Picture this... a #10 can with a lable with Surival Monkey Surival Pak being opened with a p-51/knife/sharp rock...... ok you can change the wording... the thought is that everything you need to survive is in the can/web site.......

    (so i ain't an ad man....sue me... on second thought i'm just joking about the law suit...)
  18. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Hmmm...a monkey in a can...monkeylicious!
  19. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Clyde would probably want a Beer can.... but what the heck i can always use another Wave...
  20. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Nice. I actually tossed up a shot of of a flint/fire to get it going. I still have some tweaking to do but wanted to work on it last weekend. Didn't really have any real submissions at that time.

    The Survival Monkey
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