It's been written: Apply for EVERYTHING!
Whether or not you're in 'newbie mode' is not an issue. The Mods ultimately
make the decision based upon a number of factors. Yes, it is less likely you
will receive this item because of your newbie status. However.... that being
said, there are plenty of newbies who have tested high dollar gear on their
second or third item out; myself included. So, apply for everything and let
the mods sort it out.
> I would apply if I were not in Newbie mode. The Jalpak sounds very
> innovative, would make for a fun test!
> > Ulp, not a single app with one day to go. Is my gmail account broken?
> > I know this is a tough one, not everyone wants to sleep on the ground
> > in a bivvy.
> > OTOH, some of the most enjoyable tests I've done is on gear that was
> > "outside the box" for me. That's one of the joys of testing for BGT,
> > you get to try things with no "buyer's remorse" if they don't work
> > out.
> > Please don't make me beg!
> > --Kurt