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  • Jerry Goller
    Gail, your off list response went to the list...... Jerry http://www.BackpackGearTest.org : the most comprehensive interactive gear reviews and tests on the
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      Gail, your off list response went to the list......

      Jerry


      http://www.BackpackGearTest.org : the most comprehensive interactive gear
      reviews and tests on the planet.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of woodswoman
      Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 6:36 AM
      To: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [backpackgeartesters] amytys@...

      > Please respond OFF LIST to amytys (at) gmail *dot*
      > com
      >
      > Respond with the following:
      > 1) your name
      > 2) your location (city/state or general region)
      > 3) your current test load
      > 4) the number of tests you are willing to participate in at any given
      > time
      > 5) yes or no - have you successfully completed a full test series?

      Gail Staisil
      Marquette, Michigan
      4 tests
      8 tests
      you betcha

      > Animal Gear
      > 1) Do you have a dog that would be willing to help test gear?

      no dog


      > Books:
      > 1) Are you willing/interested in testing books?
      > 2) What type:
      > -trail guides
      > -cookbooks

      no

      >
      > Clothing:
      > 1) What types of clothing would you be interested in testing?
      > -Base layers
      > -Rain Gear
      > -Other (please specify)

      The above plus insulated (down or synthetic clothing, trail pants and shirts

      >
      > Cook Gear:
      > 1) What types of cook gear would you be interested in testing?
      > -Cooking Accessories/Utensils
      > -Pots/Pans
      > -Stoves
      > -if stoves, what type? Canister? Wood? Alcohol?
      > white gas?

      wood stove, white gas or canister..depends on season pots and pans too

      >
      > Footwear:
      > 1) What types of footwear would you be interested in testing?
      > -Footbeds/Inserts
      > -Boots
      > -Shoes/Trailrunners
      > -Sandals
      > -Socks

      light boots, trail runners and shoes
      >
      > Health/Safety:
      > 1) What types of items would you be interested in testing?
      > -First Aid items
      > -Emergency gear
      > -Bug Protection
      > -Sun Protection

      emergency gear
      >
      > Backpacks:
      > 1) Please note whatever sizes you would be willing to test, you will
      > only be testing one at a time.
      > -6500+
      > -5000-6500
      > -4000-5000
      > -2,500 - 4000
      > -smaller than 2.5k cubes

      2500 to 4000, 4000-5000

      > 2) Note Style type:
      > -ultralight (<1.5 lb)
      > -lightweight (<3.5 lb)
      > -heavyweight (>3.5 lb)
      > -Framed
      > -Frameless

      lightweight, frame

      >
      > Daypacks:
      > 1) Would you be interested in testing a daypack? You can get one while
      > testing a larger pack if you choose.
      > 2) Are you willing to test a daypack and a backpack at the same time?

      yes

      >
      > Kid Gear:
      > 1) Do you have appropriate test subjects?

      no

      > Shelters:
      > 1) What Type of shelter(s) are you interested in and able to test?
      > -Hammocks
      > -Tarps/Bivys
      > -1 person
      > -2 person
      > -3+ person
      > -Tents
      > -1 person
      > -2 person
      > -3+ person

      hammocks, tarps, bivies, 1 person tent

      >
      > Sleep Gear:
      > 1) Are you interested in testing sleeping pads?

      yes


      > 2) Are you interested in testing sleeping bags?
      > -Temp Range:

      -40 F to 40 F

      > -liner

      yes

      > -summer (specify temp range)

      (40 F to 50 F)


      > -3 season (specify temp range)

      20 F to 25 F


      > -Cold weather bag (specify temp range)

      -40 F, -20 F

      > -Filling:

      > -down (yes) yes for all seasons
      > -synthetic (yes for summer or 3 season)

      >
      > Water Treatment:

      > 1) Are you interested in testing water treatment products?
      > -Type:
      > -chems
      > -filter
      > -other

      all

      >
      > You still with me?
      > Any glaring items missing? I intentionally left off lights and sticks
      > and knives.

      compasses - ex: digital baseplate type




      ***Gail***

      **There is a pleasure in the pathless woods** - Lord Byron



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