I am new to this. How do I get started
- I am new to BackpackGearTest. I have completed the tester form, and it
should arrive to you in the next few days. I want to get started with
my OR, and wanted to find out how to go about doing that. Do I need to
contact someone to get my item approved, or do I just start writing
it? Perhaps you can direct me to the place where I should go to find
out exactly how to format it and so forth
I look forward to beginning this process
- --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "justinallenking"
> I am new to BackpackGearTest.
> I look forward to beginning this process
The first thing you should do is read this;
You need to also read this, (and yes, all of it);
Take the time to browse through the reviews and reports that are on
the site. These will give you a very good idea of what is expected
and needed in your review.
Now pick a non-technical item for your first review. It should be
something that you have a lot of experience with and is still
currently made and available. This is very important so as not to
waste your time. I have half a garage full of outdated stuff I can't
write about. And trust me I would if I could.
If you feel that you need help getting started a helpful tool is the
Mentoring Program that teams new reviewers with experienced veterans
to help get them through their first review(s). If you'd like more
assistance or guidance with the process you can request a mentor by
sending an email to the mentor coordinator, Jennifer Koles, at
Welcome to BackpackGearTest (BGT). I will look forward to your future