Again, I should have waited for a better time to apply. Here's my
revised application, with everything I forgot the first time.
I would like to apply to be a tester for the Explorer Ultra-Lite
Hammock by Hennessy. I will be hiking, camping and backpacking nearly
every weekend this summer. Most of my trips will be in the mountains
of Western Montana. So far, I plan to make several trips into the
Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, which is just to the south of where I
live. My summer will also include 2 or 3 trips north to Glacier
National Park. Other trips I want to make include treks through the
Welcome Creek Wilderness, the Rattlesnake Wilderness and the
Seeley-Swan recreation area.
We have had a very wet spring this year in Western Montana and
regular summer thunderstorms, so I should have ample opportunity to
test the hammock's waterproofness.
I have read the BGT survival guide in it's most up to date form,
and I promise to adhere to it's guidelines.
AGE -- 28
Gender -- Female
Height -- 5'4"
Weight -- 245 lb.
email -- leonata@...
Location -- Missoula, MT, USA
Backpacking experience -- I have been hiking and camping for the
past 24 years. My father was a scout master when I was young so I went
on a lot of trips with his scout troop from age 4 on up. My family
also visited Yellowstone, Glacier and The Grand Teton National Parks
regularly when I was growing up, which always entailed camp outs and
day hikes. Every summer we went on several camping trips and did
plenty of hiking -- primarily in Montana, Wyoming and the Pacific
Northwest. I started backpacking a year ago and have gradually been
working on increasing the distance and elevation gain of my trips. I
have backpacked all over Western Montana in the past year, with a
higher concentration of trips in the areas within an hour or two of
Missoula. Nearly all of these trips have been at an elevations greater
than 4000 ft with elevation gains of 500 ft or greater over the course
of the hike. I'm working to lower my pack weight, but I'm far from
being an ultralight hiker.
Testing locations -- I take a couple of backpacking trips each
month. I also take regular car camping trips and hike nearly every
weekend. I can test the Hennessy in a variety of settings, from my yard
(3200') to the mountains of western Montana (5000'+). Weather in
Montana can change suddenly with little warning, so will probably
include everything from hot summer temperatures to snow and high winds.
I am currently testing the Red Ledge Voyager rainsuit:
The links to my owner reviews are:
Buck Minibuck Tool
The North Face Slickrock Tent
Thank you very much for your consideration, Peggy Dodson
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