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RE: [backpackgeartesters] Application to test - Nano Tent - Coy Boy

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  • Kathy Waters
    Coy, I m going to step in here and assign one of the test spots to you. I think your test plan is stellar and the tent will get a good work out! Make sure
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 5, 2013
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      Coy,



      I'm going to step in here and assign one of the test spots to you. I think
      your test plan is stellar and the tent will get a good work out! Make sure
      you take lots of pictures!



      Kathy







      From: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Coy Boy
      Sent: Friday, April 5, 2013 2:49 PM
      To: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [backpackgeartesters] Application to test - Nano Tent - Coy Boy





      Application to test - Nano Tent

      Applicant: Coy Starnes
      Gender: Male
      Age: 51
      Weight 250 lb. (113 kg)
      Height 6 ft. (1.83 m.)
      E-Mail: starnescr@... (starnescr at yahoo dot com)
      Location: Northeast Alabama (Grant)

      I have read the latest version (v. 0609) of the Survival Guide,especially
      chapters 4, 5, and 6 and I agree to abide by all rules and requirements set
      forth. My signed Tester Agreement is on file with BGT. I will meet the
      minimum nights required (5).

      Brief Bio:
      I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy hiking, backpacking, hunting, canoeing,
      caving, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. I live in northeast
      Alabama where I do most of my backpacking and hiking. I hike solo and with
      friends and family. I go hiking throughout the year but sometimes wimp out
      of actually backpacking in midsummer when the heat and humidity make the
      trail miserable.

      My style is slow and steady. My shelter of choice is a hammock and I usually
      cook with an alcohol stove. I have made great strides in becoming a
      lightweight backpacker but I still choose gear with an eye towards comfort
      and durability. My pack weight is around 25 lb (11 kg) for most summer 2 and
      3 day trips. However, in the winter my pack weight climbs considerably, not
      only in weight but in bulk as well.

      Application
      Hello Derek, I would like to be one of the lucky testers of this fantastic
      sounding tent. I'm surprised you have not been flooded with apps already.
      Anyways, if selected I plan to test it mainly during training hikes in Death
      Valley and then on my upcoming solo attempt of Mt Everest. As you might
      imagine, temps and conditions should be varied during this test. I plan to
      spend one night on the summit of Mt Everest and probable a few weeks during
      my approach hike since I have a bum knee. I will mainly be interested in its
      ability to generate electricity since I plan to take a small electric space
      heater (you know, on of those small ceramic ones that you put under your
      desk), as well as a laptop and my satellite phone (to be rented). In Death
      Vally I will probably want to power a small fan since an air-conditioner
      would probably weigh to much to carry. I kinda doubt I will be able to test
      its waterproofness here though. I may see some rain on my Mt Everest
      pilgrimage but more likely will be snow. I will see how it stands up to high
      winds, I hear they can be over 100 MPH on the summit of Mt Everest. Even
      though it is touted as a 4 man tent I will probably only use it solo during
      the entire test period. I figure that with horse manure piled this deep
      nobody will want to be around.

      Proposed Test Locations and Conditions
      I usually hike in the southeast (Al, Tenn, Ga and NC) but this time promises
      to be different. Actually, since I have never been to Death Valley or Mt
      Everest I have no idea what to expect except it may be hotter than snot and
      colder than a witches ..well, you know.

      Test Load: 2
      Wolverine Guage Boots - LTR due May 14, 2012

      Just received: HH Odinn Fastpack jacket (no test schedule set yet)

      http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/Coy%20Boy

      My test status page is here

      http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1029.htm

      I am currently monitoring 0 test.





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    • agirenkov
      USB charging is useful, but can it core a apple?
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 7, 2013
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        USB charging is useful, but can it core a apple?

        --- In backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com, "Kathy Waters" <kathy@...> wrote:
        >
        > Coy,
        >
        >
        >
        > I'm going to step in here and assign one of the test spots to you. I think
        > your test plan is stellar and the tent will get a good work out! Make sure
        > you take lots of pictures!
        >
        >
        >
        > Kathy
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > From: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Coy Boy
        > Sent: Friday, April 5, 2013 2:49 PM
        > To: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [backpackgeartesters] Application to test - Nano Tent - Coy Boy
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Application to test - Nano Tent
        >
        > Applicant: Coy Starnes
        > Gender: Male
        > Age: 51
        > Weight 250 lb. (113 kg)
        > Height 6 ft. (1.83 m.)
        > E-Mail: starnescr@ (starnescr at yahoo dot com)
        > Location: Northeast Alabama (Grant)
        >
        > I have read the latest version (v. 0609) of the Survival Guide,especially
        > chapters 4, 5, and 6 and I agree to abide by all rules and requirements set
        > forth. My signed Tester Agreement is on file with BGT. I will meet the
        > minimum nights required (5).
        >
        > Brief Bio:
        > I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy hiking, backpacking, hunting, canoeing,
        > caving, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. I live in northeast
        > Alabama where I do most of my backpacking and hiking. I hike solo and with
        > friends and family. I go hiking throughout the year but sometimes wimp out
        > of actually backpacking in midsummer when the heat and humidity make the
        > trail miserable.
        >
        > My style is slow and steady. My shelter of choice is a hammock and I usually
        > cook with an alcohol stove. I have made great strides in becoming a
        > lightweight backpacker but I still choose gear with an eye towards comfort
        > and durability. My pack weight is around 25 lb (11 kg) for most summer 2 and
        > 3 day trips. However, in the winter my pack weight climbs considerably, not
        > only in weight but in bulk as well.
        >
        > Application
        > Hello Derek, I would like to be one of the lucky testers of this fantastic
        > sounding tent. I'm surprised you have not been flooded with apps already.
        > Anyways, if selected I plan to test it mainly during training hikes in Death
        > Valley and then on my upcoming solo attempt of Mt Everest. As you might
        > imagine, temps and conditions should be varied during this test. I plan to
        > spend one night on the summit of Mt Everest and probable a few weeks during
        > my approach hike since I have a bum knee. I will mainly be interested in its
        > ability to generate electricity since I plan to take a small electric space
        > heater (you know, on of those small ceramic ones that you put under your
        > desk), as well as a laptop and my satellite phone (to be rented). In Death
        > Vally I will probably want to power a small fan since an air-conditioner
        > would probably weigh to much to carry. I kinda doubt I will be able to test
        > its waterproofness here though. I may see some rain on my Mt Everest
        > pilgrimage but more likely will be snow. I will see how it stands up to high
        > winds, I hear they can be over 100 MPH on the summit of Mt Everest. Even
        > though it is touted as a 4 man tent I will probably only use it solo during
        > the entire test period. I figure that with horse manure piled this deep
        > nobody will want to be around.
        >
        > Proposed Test Locations and Conditions
        > I usually hike in the southeast (Al, Tenn, Ga and NC) but this time promises
        > to be different. Actually, since I have never been to Death Valley or Mt
        > Everest I have no idea what to expect except it may be hotter than snot and
        > colder than a witches ..well, you know.
        >
        > Test Load: 2
        > Wolverine Guage Boots - LTR due May 14, 2012
        >
        > Just received: HH Odinn Fastpack jacket (no test schedule set yet)
        >
        > http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/Coy%20Boy
        >
        > My test status page is here
        >
        > http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1029.htm
        >
        > I am currently monitoring 0 test.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
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