The Life of a Backpacker Reader Reporter…

The Life of a Backpacker Reader Reporter at the worlds coolest outdoor show. For those that don't know I was chosen to be part of the 4 member Backpacker Magazine Reader Reporter Team for the 2014 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show, an updated . This means we are at the show helping the editorial staff for Backpacker Magazine and the OR Daily (the trade show publication they produce each day of the show).


Upon arrival we were surprised by an awesome welcome package!!!

A new Fall14 day pack by Osprey, Keen Dry Trail Runners, an Icebreaker Baselayer (my FAVE!), socks-socks & more socks!, snacks, AVEX vacuum sealed tumblers and the latest Backpacker Magazine hot off the presses!

We also received a Montane pedometer and hat right before we left for the Mountain Demo Day (Day 0) which was awesome as I wanted to see how many steps I take each day. BTW - Day 0 total 6, 265!!!!

I was working with the OR Daily staff for my first day at the All Mountain Demo. My assignment for the day was finding people for the "People You Should Know" (page 84) article and international attendees for the "Global Affair" piece (page 79). The Day 1 edition can be found online at:

I am also posting show updates to Backpackers FB page and to the AdventurUs' Twitter & Instagram. Look for #brrt.