Thanks for the opportunity to apply to test the Ultimate Survival Technologies BASE Kit.
Please find my short and to the point application below. (I hope)
I have read and understood the current requirements in the Survival
Guide (Version v. 0609), All of the appendices and in particular
Chapter 5. I agree to comply with all these requirements as a tester.
Name: Andrew Preece
Height: 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 180 lb
Shoe size: 45
I have done a lot of hiking over the years but now carry a hammock
and all the gear for overnight stays of one to two nights, sometimes a
I normally carry approximately 25 lb which includes food and water,
I hike all seasons with winter temperatures ranging from 39 F to 64 F
including periods of heavy rain at times to summer conditions with the
temperature ranging from 68 F to 95 F and very dry.
I have a couple of over night trips planed over the next few months and always like a fire. With it being winter now it can be a bit hard. The tinder along with the fire starter is supposed to light a fire even in driving rain, we'll see.
I am currently in the LTR stage of the AGG Caldera Caddy Sack.
My tester page is here.