It’s a pretty sweet deal to win prizes for doing something you love. It’s even better when you get paid to do it. Light My Fire, the creator of outdoor gear like the Swedish FireSteel fire starter, is seeking seven different sets of adventure plans for next year–and they’re giving out prizes and a cash award for the top story.

Adventure plans don’t even have to be “extreme,” expensive, or dangerous to qualify. If you are planning any excursion in the outdoors during 2013, you are welcome to enter the competition. The staff at Light My Fire is looking for all types of outdoor stories. From hiking and biking, to canoe trips and hunts, all are welcome to throw their hat into the ring. The only condition to enter this contest is that your adventure must happen in 2013 in some type of outdoor environment, and you must enter your plans by the deadline.

These seven outdoor enthusiasts will have the opportunity to blog about their upcoming outdoor adventure plans on the Light My Fire Adventure blog. The winners will each receive a gift package of Light My Fire products, and one lucky finalist will later be named “The Light My Fire Adventurer of the Year.” This grand prize winner will receive an additional cash prize of €3000 (yes, Euros, as the company is based in Sweden) to put toward their next adventure.

Entries are due by December 31, 2012. For the chance to be named as a finalist, apply at:

You can check out their fire starting gear, outdoor cooking supplies, and their adventure blog at

Good luck to you! We’d love to see an Outdoor Life reader win!