APPLICATION: Gerber Crucial FAST - Jamie DeBenedetto
- Please consider my application to test the Gerber Crucial F.A.S.T. I have read the current version of the test requirements stated in the BGT Tester Bylaws and I promise to comply with them to the best of my abilities. My Tester Agreement is on file and I am not a new tester.
Jamie J. DeBenedetto
Female, 37 years old
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 160 lb (73 kg)
Personal Website: www.mydog8az.com
Location: Phoenix, Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
Date: Aug. 28th, 2011
I began backpacking twenty-three years ago after a childhood loaded with all sorts of outdoor adventures. At present I work as a hike leader so I'm trekking in some capacity about twenty times a month. The majority of my trips are day hikes but I take an occasional overnighter with my family here and there too.
When backpacking, I typically sleep in a hammock and I gravitate toward multifunctional gear that enhances my comfort level with minimal weight or fuss. My total pack weight year round is rarely above 25 lbs (11 kg) for outings of two to three days.
My husband thinks I'm a bit off since I always carry at least one knife when we travel or do anything outdoors. My thought is, as soon as I don't have one, that's when I'll need it most. So, since I always have one with me anyway, why not test one! I'm putting in for the Gerber Crucial F.A.S.T. instead of that Swiss test because I can't live without pliers and bonus, this one has two! My plan is to replace my current knife with this one and use all the components as often as I can creatively think to in the field and around my house. I know I will be using the blade (looks very safe), the bottle opener and pliers regularly (we have problems with random cactus attacks where I live). I'll have to look for stuff to use the drivers on and the wire cutters. I think I will also miss having a can opener but I'll see if I can manage with a different component.
I don't have any other apps pending at this time.
Fits Light Runner Socks LTR phase
Columbia Power Peak Jacket LTR phase
Smartwool Microweight Tank FR phase
Previously written reports:
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Other BGT Contributions
I am currently monitoring one test series and I am the Editors Team Director for the Owner Review Queue.
Thank you for your time and for considering my application.
Jamie J. DeBenedetto