Applying for "Experimental Subject" Position
My name is David Foote.
(great name for someone who spends alot of time walking).
Trail name is "Sixteenth Note"
(requires a very convoluted explanation involving
musicianship, hockey, hiking style and acronyms)
I live in suburbs of Atlanta.
Profession is engineering management in high tech field.
Age is . . . . . oh, yeah, I almost forgot. It's 42 now.
Backpacking & Outdoors Experience:
Partly genetic: My dad was leader of high-adventure
backpacking and whitewater excursions for juvenile delinquents
and "at risk" kids long before that kind of thing became
Boy Scout: camping and backpacking mostly in Georgia, Tennessee
and North Carolina
College: participant and leader of Outdoor Recreation @ Georgia Tech
(ORGT)in backpacking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting/canoeing.
US Air Force: Outdoor survival training
(ultra, ultra lightweight backpacking)
Also, volunteer participant in 2 year medical study on
effects of anaerobic exercise and activities
(running, biking, swimming, hiking/walking).
(See!! I've been a guinea pig before!)
Current: Boy Scout troop leader/assistance (backpacking, caving
and whitewater trips) (average 1 per month)
Several solo or small adult group backpacking trips each year.
(average 25 - 50 miles; 3 days - 7 days)
Most memorable backpacking trips:
Chilkoot Trail (Alaska-Canada)
Grand Canyon (115 degrees in shade)
Boundary Waters (Minnesota-Canada) (canoe, portage & backpacking)
All of Cohutta Wilderness (100+ miles)
I love the outdoors and would love to help manufacturers
improve the experience for the avid backpacker as well
as attract novices to the endeavor.
255 Emily Drive
Lilburn, Georgia 30047
PS: Also have 15 year old son (Boy Scout) who loves
backpacking as well.