APPLICATION Optimus Vega Stove-Frances Penn
- I have read Chapter 5 of the BackpackGearTest Survival Guide, Version 0609 and I will follow all requirements. My signed tester agreement is on file.
Name: Frances Penn
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)
E-mail: fpenn AT sbcglobal DOT net
Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA
Backpacking background: I have been backpacking for six years mostly on long weekends in Southern California two or more 5-day trips per year in the Sierras. My total daypack weight is usually 15 lb (7 kg) and my total backpack weight is usually 28-30 lb (13-14 kg). I am a tent camper and have experienced all night rain, heavy winds, camping in snow, but mostly fair weather.
Test plan: I have two 3-day weekend backpack trips and four 5-day backpack trips already planned for this coming summer to the Sierras, Joshua Tree and Yosemite. I have several 2-day weekend backpack trips planned and am looking for more opportunities to plan weekend trips. I day hike almost every layover day on my backpack trips. I also do conditioning hikes on weekday evenings so I will easily exceed the minimum requirements for testing.
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MPowerd Luci Solar Lantern, IR recently posted
Helly Hansen Hybrid Pants, IR recently posted
Optic Nerve Dedisse Sunglasses, waiting for item to arrive
My tester status link: http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1905.htm
Owner Reviews: I have completed 3 in the last 12 months. I am searching my closet for more qualifying gear to write about.
Gerber Intense Torch
Osprey Viva 65 backpack
I do not play any additional BGT roles.
My thanks to Optimus and BackpackGearTest for their consideration.