APPLICATION: SOTO WindMaster Stove - Mike Curry
Please accept my application for the SOTO WindMaster OD-1RX Stove. I have read the BGT Survival Guide, v. 0609, Chap. 4, 5 and 6 (and all others) and agree to follow all requirements found therein. My signed tester agreement is on file. If selected, I will provide the best test which I am capable of.
Name: Mike Curry
Location: Aberdeen, Washington
Height: 5'11" (1.80 M)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
I've been backpacking, climbing, ski-packing, bushwhacking, and snowshoeing throughout the mountains of Oregon and Washington for almost 30 years. I'm an all-season, all terrain, off-trail kind of guy, and enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, and mountaineering primarily in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains of Washington State.
My testing will occur in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington State, and along the Wilderness Coast strip of Olympic National Park. Most of my trips will have mountaineering objectives, but will involve multi-day backpacking approaches. I've got a lot of trips coming up during the test period, mostly 2-3 day, but some longer.
The stove will see use in the wettest location in the lower 48 states, including along the wind-exposed coast strip of Olympic National Park. Temperatures will range from as low as probably 20 F (-7 C) to over 90 F (32 C) at elevations from sea level to over 10,000 ft (3,050 M).
My mountaineering objectives will allow me to test this stove under a variety of wind, rain, elevation, and temperature conditions. I also will use the stove while camping at some climbing crags along the notoriously windy Columbia river.
My reports will focus on general performance, features, ease of use, and wind/high altitude/cold weather performance. I own the SOTO OD-1 stove, and my only complaint with it has been its performance in wind, so this would be a very interesting report for me.
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My current load is 1 . . . the Helly Hansen Odin Traverse pants . . . which I'm field testing.
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