APPLICATION TO TEST Peak Assorted Meals - Erich Roetz
- APPLICATION for Peak Camp 'n Trail Food products.
Please accept my application to test the Peak Camp 'n Trail Food
products. I have read The BackpackGearTest.org Bylaws v. 0609, the
appendices, and the Survival Guide. My tester agreement was mailed
on November 14, 2007. I agree to comply with requirements as outlined
in the Bylaws.
NAME: Erich Roetz
EMAIL: eroetz93 at yahoo dot com
LOCATION: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
HEIGHT: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
WEIGHT: 170 lb (77.10 kg)
Backpacking Background: I started backpacking when I was Boy Scout
over 27 years ago. I do mostly medium weight backpacking but I am
doing more lightweight backpacking now that my son is a Scout. We
camp one weekend a month all year round in temperatures from very hot
(Virginia summers of 100 F/38 C) to very cold (Pennsylvania winters -
below freezing) from sea level to about 2000 ft (610 meters)
If I am chosen to test Peak Camp 'n Trail Food, I will test them in
three separate locations: Virginia Beach, Virginia in December;
Surry, Virginia in January; and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in
The average temperatures for the locations on these dates are:
Virginia Beach, VA December 54 36 F (12 2 C)
Surry, VA January 50 30 F (10 - -1 C)
Valley Forge, PA February 48 20 F ( 9 - -7 C)
During my test periods, I will be out for two or three nights each.
During the test plan, I am looking for taste, calorie count, weight,
Is the vegetarian based meal tasty enough to get enough calories,
especially in the cold weather? I have tried other dehydrated meals
with mixed results. Is there an after taste? Of the products, which
do I prefer and why? How is the Chicken & Rice? Is the Chicken and
Brown Rice truly savory? How Sweet is the Chicken teriyaki & rice?
Is there enough variation to keep my taste buds from being bored? I
will share these with my son to get his reaction. I will get the
nutritional information from the packaging and supply it in the IR.
Is there enough energy to sustain for a weekend of backpacking?
Weight and Packaging:
How much will this add to my pack? How easy is it to pack in and out
(Leave No Trace)?
Finally: would I buy these on my own for my future backpacking trips?
Owner reviews can be found here:
Current Test Series:
I would like ot thank you and Peak for your consideration,