Application to Test Cutter Advanced Insect Repellant - Anthony (TJ) Smith
- Application to test Cutter Advanced.
I have read the Test Report Requirements (Chapter 5) posted in v.1202 on
August 1, 2005 and agree to complete all report requirements for the item I
am requesting to test. My test agreement has been completed and submitted
to Shane. In addition, I understand and agree to the new testing periods
If selected and I am only able to test a limited amount, I would prefer to
test either the 1oz bottle or the wipes, but I would prefer to test the
entire product line.
Personal Biographical Information
Name - Anthony (TJ) Smith
Age - 30
Gender - Male
Height - 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight - 155 lb (70 kg)
Email Address - tjsmith1946@...
City, State, Country - Pensacola, FL USA
Date - August 1, 2005
Background - I have been camping for a little over 5 years now, mostly car
camping. I have recently begun backpacking, and I am constantly adding new
gear to my "collection" in an effort to get my gear list tailored more
towards backpacking. Most of my backpacking trips are short duration, not
more than one or two nights. I am planning some longer trips in the near
I intend to utilize this insect repellant on frequent trips into the
wilderness, on both day trips and overnights. In addition, I assist with a
considerable amount of trail maintenance in my local area, and I experience
a fairly large mosquito population throughout the majority of the year.
FR Period - a minimum of 3-4 day trips, and 1-2 overnights.
LTR Period - a minimum of 6-8 day trips, and 3-4 overnights.
I intend to put the Cutter Advanced through its paces in the region of
Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama. This area ranges from sandy beach
areas to pine forests to swampy sections. Temperatures during the
anticipated testing period will range from a typical high from 80-85 F
(27-32C) down to lows near 32 F (0 C). This period normally has occasional
showers and thunderstorms, but no snowfall is expected in the regions I
travel. In addition, I normally experience a wide range of humidity levels,
from minimal to near 100%. During the testing period, I normally experience
insect problems even into the end of the 4 month testing period.
Among the issues I intend to explore:
Ease of Use - How easy is the product to apply? While the product is
packaged in a pump, is it a spray or a lotion (the product appears to be a
lotion based on the bottle pictured on the website.) How easy are the wipes
to apply if I have those for testing?
Actual Use - How frequently does the product need to be applied? How well
does it hold up to sweating? Rain? High Humidity? How well does the
product appear to repel insects? Does it prevent problems, even in areas
densely populated with mosquitoes and gnats? Even though it is listed as
unscented, does it have any noticeable odor? Does the product leave my skin
feeling oily or greasy? I don't normally have a reaction to products
containing DEET, do I have a reaction to the Picaridin? Does this product
cause any problems with exposure to my other gear, clothing, or packs like
products containing DEET do? How long does the actual amount of product
last under recommended applications?
Any other issues that arise during the testing will also be reported on.
The test of the Cutter Advanced will not interfere with any other test
series I am currently involved in.
Previously Written Reports
Avia Nevado Greylock Light Hiker Boots - <http://tinyurl.com/bt72h>
Platypus Hoser 2L - <http://tinyurl.com/9adnb> http://tinyurl.com/9adnb
Victorinox SwissTool Spirit - Currently in Long Term Testing -
Vargo Jet-Ti Stove - Currently in Field Report Testing -
Ex-Officio Give-N-Go Skivvy - http://tinyurl.com/b6dr9
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