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REVISED APPLICATION - Peak Assorted Meals - Sheila Morrissey

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    Same application, I just forgot to check what the magic words in the subject line were supposed to be! Sheila ... my ... rain, ... Hot ... for ... and ... my
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 3, 2007
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      Same application, I just forgot to check what the magic words in the subject line were
      supposed to be!


      --- In backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com, "S" <geosheila@...> wrote:
      > Please accept my application to test the Peak Camp'nTrail Foods. I have read the tester
      > reporting requirements and agree to comply. I have also read the BackpackGearTest
      > Survival Guide, Version 0609, including Chapter 5. My Tester Agreement is on file.
      > TESTER BIO
      > Name: Sheila Morrissey
      > Age: 27
      > Gender: Female
      > Height: 5'8" (1.7 m)
      > Weight: 155 lb (70 kg)
      > Email Address: geosheila(at)yahoo(dot)com
      > City, State, Country: Goleta, California, USA
      > Date: December 3, 2007
      > I have been backpacking since 2005. So far, my trips have all been from one to three
      > nights in either in Los Padres National Forest or in the Sierra Nevada with friends and
      > dog, Patch. My pack is usually around 25 lb (11 kg), including consumables.
      > I expect the Camp'n Trail Foods test will run from approximately January through March.
      > During that time, I will take some impromptu overnight backpacking trips within Los
      > Padres National Forest. Elevations will range from 4,000 to 6,000 ft (1,200 to 1,800 m)
      > and temperatures will likely range from freezing to 60 F (16 C). I will not backpack in
      > but might encounter light snow. My one trip that I have planned right now is to Sykes
      > Springs in the northern section of Los Padres. I expect to go out there in early January.
      > I have no food allergies and can eat all of the ingredients in the meals I saw on the
      > Camp'n Trail website. Chili, noodles, rice, chicken or beans are all fine by me for a nice,
      > warm winter meal. I learned on another meals test last year that while I definitely prefer
      > home cooked meals, pre-packaged meals are amazingly simple and great to have for
      > impromptu weekend backpacking trips. I hope to find some meals that I like even more
      > their taste.
      > During the testing of the Camp'n Trail Foods, I will address the following four issues
      > anything else that comes upÂ…
      > 1. TASTE: Do the meals taste good? Do they taste the way they "should" taste given the
      > meal title on the bag? How do they smell? Are the meals generally too gritty, salty, or
      > bland? Are any of the meals great with tortillas or some other food I carry along? What's
      > the consistency?
      > 2. COOKING: Of these meals, are any ready-to-eat, or do they all require cooking? Can I
      > cook them in their pouches? I will probably cook these meals on my Esbit stove, which
      > means I will have no control over the cooking flame, unless my hiking partners have a
      > better stove option. Will I burn or otherwise destroy these meals unintentionally, or are
      > they fairly easy and just require that I add boiling water? In cold weather, I'm guessing
      > boiling water will get cool rather quickly, do the meals really get fully heated and
      > in the time listed on the pouches?
      > 3. SERVING SIZE: Are they generous enough for one? Two? Will I want added vegetables
      > with my meals to add to the serving size?
      > 4. PACKAGING: I assume I will bring all the meals in the field as packaged. How do I
      > the packages to cook the food? Will they stand up reliably on their own?
      > Streamlight Enduro headlamp (FR due January 8, 2008)
      > Streamlight Stylus Pro penlight (FR due January 8, 2008)
      > JanSport Whittaker backpack (Not yet shipped)
      > Larabar Jocolat bars (Not yet shipped)
      > Slumberjack Vertex sleeping bag (Not yet shipped)
      > http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/geosheila
      > http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1679.htm
      > Cloudveil Neve 1/2 Zip sweater
      > I have written 13 ORs in my year with BGT.
      > MENTORING:
      > I am a mentor with my first success story in the works. ;o)
      > MSR Lightning Ascents
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