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76338REPOST - APPLICATION - REI Flash Bag - Derek Hansen

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  • Derek Hansen
    Jul 23, 2013
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      Hot dang. Copy and paste error in the subject. Sorry BridGeT!

      ~derek


      On Jul 23, 2013, at 9:32 AM, Derek Hansen <derek.hansen@...> wrote:

      >
      > Kurt,
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      > Please accept my app for this sleeping bag. I'm sorry this is late, but I just got BIP from my trip.
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      > 1. DISCLAIMER
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      > I have read the test requirements stated in BGT tester bylaws, v. 0609, and I promise to comply with them to the best of my abilities. My test agreement has been submitted and is on file.
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      > 2. MY BRIEF BIO
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      > Name - Derek Hansen
      > Age - 36
      > Gender - Male
      > Height - 5' 10" (1.78 m)
      > Weight - 170 lb (77 kg)
      > Electronic Address - derek?dot"hansen\at[mac|daught}com
      > Location - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
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      >
      > I am a lightweight backpacker with a 3-season overnight pack weight of 15 lb (7 kg) and a multi-day weight of 20 lb (9 kg). My current backpacking style is to carry a simple hammock and go light and fast. I prefer simple, multi-use gear that I can rely on in a variety of conditions.
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      > 3. BRIEF TEST PLAN & CONDITIONS
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      > When most people I talk with think of Arizona, they picture a desert a dry, warm climate. Flagstaff, in contrast, is a cold, wet place--markedly different than southern Arizona. Flagstaff is situated on the edge of the Colorado Plateau, surrounded by pine trees and aspen, and boasts more than 100 inches (254+ cm) of snowfall each year. At 7,000 ft (2,100 m) elevation, Flagstaff gets a wide-range of conditions, including summer monsoons, strong winds, and moderate summer temperatures.
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      > I primarily hammock camp, so that is where I will primarily test this bag. What intrigues me about this bag is the dual insulation use, which may play nicely with a hammock since synthetic doesn't compress as much as down and will provide better insulation in a hammock. In the next few months when temperatures are warm enough, I may even be able to go without an under quilt completely.
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      > I have several upcoming trips over the next 4-5 months that could see some great testing conditions for this bag. I expect to have a few day hikes and a few solo overnighters as well.
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      > 8/30-31: Oak Creek backpacking. Multiple creek crossings and basic canyoneering where we will hike through the creek.
      > 9/13-14: Car camping in Flagstaff.
      > 9/19-21: Paria Canyon. I may do this hike in September, depending on scheduling. This trek will likely destroy whatever shoe I decide to bring. Most of the hike will be in the water, mud, and silt.
      > 9/27-28: Wet Beaver Creek. Backpacking up another river with lots of creek crossings.
      > 10/18-19: West Clear Creek. Backpacking another canyon in Arizona.
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      > 4. CURRENT LOAD AND TEST STATUS PAGE
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      >> http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1800.htm
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      > Report Postings: 10 @ -1
      > Report Uploads: 10 @ -1
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      >> http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/dejoha
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      > 5. OWNER REVIEWS
      > I have completed four (5) owner reviews in 2013.
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      > 6. OUTSTANDING APPLICATIONS
      > None.
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      >
      > 7. ADDITIONAL BGT ROLES
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      >> http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/M1800.htm
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      > I am a test monitor and editor.
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      > I am also working on the BGT web development team to design and deploy the new BackpackGearTest website. This is an on-again, off-again project. Mostly off.
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