How to be an Outdoor Gear Tester in 2011

Can you imagine spending 25 nights in the wilderness and hiking more then 250 miles a year? Would you accept free gear to test without beinig afraid to “tell it like it is.” If that’s you then you should apply to be an official gear tester for Backpacker Magazine.

Backpacker Magazine is accepting applications for 2011 official gear testers. To apply you must send a 150 word sample gear review to khostetter@backpacker.com. Create a 3 min or less video trying to convince the magazine you have what it takes to be a gear tester.

Deadline for submission is April 19, 2011. BACKPACKER editors will choose up to six finalists.Winners must be willing to camp the 25 nights and hike the 250 miles stated above. Go to Backpacker Magazine’s website for all rules and details.

Winners will be given several testing assignments and their names (and photos) will appear in the magazine.