Application-Industrial Revolution-Swedish FireKnife-Mike Pearl
- Please accept my application to test the Industrial Revolution-Swedish FireKnife. I have read the BackpackGearTest Survival Guide v. 0609 and Bylaws v. 0609. I agree to comply with all requirements and timetables. I have signed and submitted the Tester
Name: Mike Pearl
Location: Woodstock, Vermont, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 155 lb (70.3 kg)
My backpacking experience began eight years ago, after years of car camping. Most trips are for two or three days, some lasting a week. I hike with a group of two to four, with plans for a multi-day solo
hike this summer. I pack a tent or tarp depending on availability of trail shelters. My average mileage is 12 mi (19 km). While aware of weight, it is not my primary concern. I strive for enjoyable outings with functional, reliable gear. I usually travel in woodland mountain terrain. I am a three season camper, but enjoy hiking all year.
Plan: I currently use a folding knife and Bic type lighter. I have been thinking of experimenting with starting fire by alternative means. Which leads me to thoughts of a sturdier knife. This would be a two'fer and a multi-purpose item to boot!
If selected I will test how the FireKnife meets my standard in camp cutting needs, food prep, cordage, field dressing. I would like to see how the grip, blade and balance of the knife perform under varying field conditions. Now for the exciting part! I will test how well the fire starter lights variable types of fires, wood tinder (cut with the FireKnife), lint and alcohol stove. I will pay close attention to how the FireKnife works as a whole. In am interested how the three separate pieces fit and stay together, in use and not.
I will put the FireKnife to the test during
my backpacking adventures. Thus far during the next four months I have three separate two night trips planned in the Green Mountains of Vermont, USA. And a week long trip on the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon, USA.
Currently Testing: Ribz Front Pack (FR-due 5/15) ExOfficio Trail Roam'r Pant (FR-awaiting date)Link to Test Status Page: http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1884.htm
OR's completed in the last year: One Link to Review Page: http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/mike%20pearl
Outstanding Applications: None
Additional BGT Roles: None
Thank you for consideration,Mike
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