Please accept my application to test the Slumberjack 6 Person Trail Tent. My test agreement was mailed 2 July 2008. I agree to comply with all the report requirements including Chapter 5 found in the BackpackGearTest. org bylaws v. 0609, which I most recently read on 5 May 2013.
Name: Dawn Larsen
Height: 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight: 165 lb (75 kg)
Email address: vicioushillbilly AT gmail DOT com
Florence, South Carolina USA
Date: 30 July 2013
I used to backpack in college a zillion years ago and just in the last several years have backpacked some private trails in Tennessee, Missouri and most South Carolina. I have been an avid car-camper for thirteen years and I have kayak/canoe camped for six years, both in South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas. I use a lot of the same equipment for both. I hike hilly/rocky trails especially in Missouri (my home state) and Arkansas. I live in South Carolina and am busy checking out the terrain here with my twenty year-old son.
I do a lot of car camping in the fall and winter in South Carolina. It's about the only time it's not a zillion degrees. I've got a couple of fall trips planned to the beach. First, I will go to Burning Man for a week in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada in late August. I would love to see how well this tent stands up to the dust and wind and easy it is to set up in the wind. The dust is alkaline and sticks in everything. It doesn't come off without vinegar, so I wonder how well the zipper will zip after the week wears on. Then, when I get back to South Carolina and its humidity, I wonder how well the tent will perform if the dust from the desert gets moist. I also wonder how well I can handle an 18 lb tent. Wow, that's heavy. I would be excited to see how much costumes and living paraphernalia stuff the tent can hold for a week's worth of fun.
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Thank you for considering this application and thanks to Slumberjack for providing the 6 Person Trail Tent for testing Dawn Larsen.