Application: Artisana Foods - Brett Haydin
accept my application to test the Artisana Foods assortment. I have read the
BGT By-Laws (v.0609) including Chapters 4 and 5 and will comply with all of the
reporting terms and requirements. My signed tester agreement is on file. I will
have no difficulty meeting the minimum expected use requirements.
would like to point out that the other food test I am in the midst of will wrap
up within the next week. This should not
cause a conflict.
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88.50 kg)
bhaydin AT hotmail DOT com
Location: Denver, Colorado USA
Backpacking Background: I
started backpacking in Wisconsin as a youth, being involved in the Boy Scouts
programs. As a young adult, I worked at a summer camp leading backpacking,
canoeing and mountain biking trips. I now generally take short weekend or day
trips in rough, mountainous terrain, although I have extensive experience in
the upper Midwest as well. I take one or two longer trips each year, where I
typically carry about 40 lb (18 kg). I prefer to be prepared and comfortable,
but I have taken lightweight trips as well.
3) Test Plan
- July: Over the testing period I will take roughly two trips per month ranging
from 1-2 nights.
trips take me to the top of 14,000 ft. (4,267 m) peaks as well as high alpine
lakes, just for kicks! My plans will
take me to several base camp locations near several peaks where I will hike,
summit, descend and repeat. I�ll see
snow, high winds and temperatures as low as 0 F (-18 C) but perhaps as high as 90
F (32 C) along steep trails, scree slopes and all sorts of nasty environments. Because of the cold, I would love to see how the
foods hold up in the high alpine cold
conditions. Normally I carry my snacks
inside my layers so they don�t freeze, which makes them a little less
accessible. I love all sorts of nut butters, so this would be right up my
alley. I would love to see how many different ways I can use the items sent (ooh, is it a mystery?!) More importantly will it provide a good energy boost when I need it. I will also take these along on snacks doing other outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, day hikes, etc.
4) Current Tests and Stage (3):
Stinger Waffles (LTR due 3/5/13)
Base Layers (FR due 3/19/13)
Obermeyer Kestrel Jacket (LTR due 4/2/13)
OR�s completed in past year: 3
to all reports/reviews: http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/bhaydin
6) Other Applications Pending (0):
BGT Duties: (2)
- Monitor for Mountain Sports Drink
Open Monitor spots
Test Call Manager
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