Meet Patman, one of January's most helpful reviewers
Congratulations to community members Patman and Tamerlin, authors of the most helpful gear reviews for January.
Patman (aka Patrick) and Tamerlin (aka Rakesh) are our first community members awarded this new monthly recognition: Patman for his review of his Big Anges Fly Creek UL2 tent and Tamerlin for his review of his McHale Super Critical Mass II pack. Both win a Trailspace goodie pack.*
Congratulations, Patman and Tamerlin!
First up, let's meet Patman. Stay tuned for Tamerlin in a separate blog.
When and how did you get interested in going outside?
I was raised by a single parent. My mother grew up near the Smoky Mountains; her life path took her away from the mountains, but I heard her speak longingly of them and that love of the mountains was passed to me.
My family moved from the Florida panhandle to east Tennessee when I was about 10 years old. Our new home bordered a large wooded area of foothills replete with game trails; I began roaming those deer paths and fancied myself quite the adventurer at that time. My day hiking eventually led to backpacking and now I just can't stop.
What do you find most rewarding about going outside?
Why were you motivated to review this piece of gear?
What are some of your other favorite pieces of equipment?
What is one of your favorite outdoors destinations?
Anything else you'd like to share with the Trailspace community?
“Deep in man’s heart are some fundamental questions that simply cannot be answered at the kitchen table. Who am I? What am I made of? What am I destined for? It is fear that keeps a man at home where things are neat and orderly and under his control. But the answers to his deepest questions are not to be found on television or in the refrigerator.”
— John Eldredge, Wild at Heart
Great job, Patman!
Besides Trailspace glory, Patman and Tamerlin each will get a goodie pack with an Ibex Zepher Skull Cap with Trailspace logo, a Trailspace Trail Runner Cap, a Trailspace pint glass (for après-backcountry use), stickers, an array of energy bars, and whatever else we dig out of our box of gear swag.
Wondering how you can be so lucky? Each month Trailspace will recognize the member(s) who wrote the review(s) rated most helpful by community members over the previous month.
Be inspired by these reviewers and write a great review of your own gear. Next month someone else will be recognized by the community, and it could be you.