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Re: APPLICATION - NANO Tent - Dawn Larsen

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  • vicioushillbilly
    Did you all know that I m an actor (day job #2)? Thanks to all for their helpful suggestions.... ;-) hee hee d
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 10, 2013
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      Did you all know that I'm an actor (day job #2)?

      Thanks to all for their helpful suggestions....

      ;-) hee hee


      --- In backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com, "vicioushillbilly" <vicioushillbilly@...> wrote:
      > Please accept my application to test the NANO Tent. My test agreement was mailed 2 July 2008. I agree to comply with all the report requirements including Chapter 5 found in the BackpackGearTest.org bylaws v. 0609, which I most recently re-read on 4 April 2013.
      > Name: Dawn Larsen
      > Age: 52
      > Gender: female
      > Height: 5' 4" (163 cm)
      > Weight: 155 lb (70 kg)
      > Email address: vicioushillbilly AT gmail DOT com
      > Florence, South Carolina USA
      > Date: 4 April 2013
      > Backpacking Background:
      > I used to backpack in college a zillion years ago and have recently backpacked and am an avid car-camper and kayak/canoe camper in South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas. I use a lot of the same equipment for both. I hike hilly/rocky trails especially in the Southwest Missouri (my home state) Ozarks and Arkansas. I live in South Carolina and am busy checking out the terrain here with my nineteen year-old son. As well I am a yearly Burning Man burner.
      > Test Plan
      > Wow, I would love to give this groovy thing a workout! In the next four months I will be camping in South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri and Arkansas…under lots and LOTS of trees. Also in the mountains of North Carolina, Missouri and Arkansas, there is lots of rain, cloud cover, and chilly conditions (for the floor warmer). How might those conditions work with a solar tent? Depending upon the arrival of the tent, I would LOVE to test this thing out at Burning Man in late August. The event is in a desert, so there is lots of sun, but dust covers everything. How well would that work? And the dust gets IN everything, so is the technology fragile? That the tent darkens to sleep in sunlight in the desert would be amazing! Regardless, I would test for: durability; how well it will charge in less than optimum conditions; where are the batteries located; how heavy and packable are the batteries; how well/long can the batteries keep a charge really; does it charge my cellphone/iPod better when in active sun or when draining the batteries; what happens in the rain and humidity (to the tent and battery pack, as well as my electronics); how well it will charge using the rain fly; does it meet the criteria of a regular tent (packability, waterproof, durability, ease of set up, can it be cleaned, can I use a cot in it, how easy is it to carry, is it reparable if a stick pokes through it); and does all of the color-changing, heated floor warming, weave of fabric changing really work AND is all of that really useful? Does all the fancy stuff break? Is the broken stuff replaceable? I want to know how well this fancy technological tent works in real conditions.
      > Tester Status page can be found at: http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1845.htm
      > Previously Written Reports can be found at
      > http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/vicioushillbilly
      > Current tests - GSI Pack Kitchen 8 is a 2 report test – LTR due approximately July 2013
      > NO applications out.
      > Two owner reviews in the past 12 months.
      > Test manager.
      > Thank you for considering this application and thanks to Formosa Enterprises for providing the tent for testing – Dawn Larsen.
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