Please except this as my application to test Snot Spot. I have read the Backpackgeartest
Survival Guide (v 1202,) and will follow all instructions and complete all the requirements.
My tester agreement was posted as received on February 9, 2006.
Name: Jerry Span
Height: 6 FT 4 IN (1.9 m)
Weight: 160 Pounds (73 kg)
Location: Seminole, Florida
Date: March 1, 2006
I have backpacked for nearly 8 years on the Florida Trail and Appalachian Trail. My
longest trips to date where on the FT around
Lake Okeechobee and the Great Smoky AT section. Starting March 28th of 2006, I will be
living and working in Fontana Village, NC. My job will be in recreation leading people on
backpacking trips, mountain biking, ropes courses, and many other great outdoor
recreational sports. I also plan on volunteering as a ridgerunner for the Appalachian Trail
So I have a Schnozzola like Jimmy Durante. When it gets cold enough to wear gloves, and
even before then, my nose goes on a marathon (it's more like an adventure race really.) I
usually use my sleeve, if I am wearing a long sleeve shirt, or else I use my wrist. Actually I
also try to use the sleeve on my shoulder sometimes when I am wearing a short sleeve
shirt, but that's not as enjoyable since that puts my nose close to my armpit, which smells
pretty bad while backpacking. It is really quite a nasty habit! Once the snot crusts on my
sleeve it is slightly unpleasant as well. I think this product is very interesting and would
love to see if it is a solution to my dilemma.
If I am selected to use this product I would test it while backpacking in the Great Smoky
Mountains this summer in temperatures from 50 F to 90 F (10 C to 32 C) and an elevation
range from 800 FT to 6,643 FT (244 m to 2025 m.) The weather is typically dry in the
morning followed by showers and thunderstorm in the evening.
For the summer this product will not be used as much as in the winter. Hopefully the
Long Term Report puts me into the winter to really test this product effectively. I would
like to see if this could be used without a glove. The website claims it is for allergies as
well, which I would assume is in the spring, but then it describes the Snot Spot as going
over a glove. It seems it would be able to fit just on your hand, so I would like to see if
that is the case.
I'd like to see how well the snot crust is cleaned from the glove while on the trail, does the
mucus come off easily and does the fleece dry quickly enough to use it again soon after. I
am also interested to see if the Spot stays in place so I don't wipe the excess on my brand
I look forward to possibly testing this for Backpackgeartest and Snot Spot.
My two Owner reviews can be found at: