Application- GSI Crossover Kitchen Kit - Ralph Ditton
- Hello John,
I'll throw my hat into the ring also for this test.
Should I be accepted then I'll pay the postage.
Application to test the GSI Crossover Kitchen Kit
Date: 4th April, 2011
I have read and understood the current requirements in the Survival Guide
(version v. 0609 ), all of the appendices and Chapter 5. I agree to comply
with all these requirements as a tester. I have also signed a tester
agreement which is on file with Shane Steinkamp dated 7th March, 2005 and
has been acknowledged by Stephanie Martin on the 27th April, 2005.
Carrying out multiple test reports has not been a problem as I have tested
five items at any one time. All of my reports have been submitted on time.
Name: Ralph Ditton
Height: 1. 76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight: 71 kg (156 lb)
Email: rdassettsAToptusnet dot com dot au
City: Perth. Western Australia. Australia
I assist with Introductory Walks for new people wishing to join our club and
I also lead walks for club members.
It is a mix of day walks and overnight(s) backpacks.
For day walks I use a day pack which does not exceed 5 kg (11 lb). It
usually contains spare water and a large medical kit.
I have evolved from being a heavyweight backpacker of approximately 28 kg
(62 lb) including all my water and food to a mid- weight backpacker
averaging 15 kg (33 lb). I am still trying to get lighter with better
equipment. My trips range from overnighters to five days duration.
I have no set location but I range all over the Darling Scarp leading day
walks and assisting walk leaders with new people who want to join our
For overnight events I tend to either go further south into Wandoo/Jarrah
country or north of Perth into Melaleuca country.
Elevations range from sea level to 583 metres (1912 ft)
We are now just beginning our prime bushwalking period of autumn/winter
which should have (currently in a big drought) plenty of wet, cool days and
nights and I will be out 3 weekends a month with a mixture of day and
Temperatures can range from -3 C (26 F) to 19 C (66 F).
Over the test period I am scheduled to be out in the field for close on 20
days and at least 10 nights of which most will be car based where I range
out from base camp.
I carry a mish mash of cleaning and cooking gear with me that are all stuck
into little cavities in my gear inside my backpack.
Having a dedicated Tote bag which doubles as a sink would be a tremendous
I usually bushwalk with a mate & I am responsible for the "kitchen utensils
for food preparation and cleaning".
Having a cutting board, Tongs, Scraper, Spoon, Spatula, Spice container and
Oil bottle in one container will be a wonderful help in being organized.
Following up after meals, the cleaning items will also be beneficial such as
the scourer, Scraper, Liquid soap dispenser and towel.
They will all get a thorough workout.
Previous OR's and Test:
RP: 10 @ -1
RU: 10 @ -1
Owner Reviews: 14 (some have now been deleted as they are over 3 years old)
Completed test: 31
Current test: Awaiting the arrival of Toughstakes.
FR due 24th May, 2011 for Big Sky Dreamsleeper Pillow
Applications outstanding: Jetboil Sol Al
I am currently a mentor, monitor and Test Call Manager
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