Worked in outdoor retail over the past 10 years. Covering world travel, camping, backpacking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting. It doesn't matter if its at sea level or the top of a ski slope. I have experience covering the gear. Technical knowledge of apparel, backpacks, footwear, sleeping bags, stoves, tents from these brands - Columbia Deuter Ex Officio Jetboil Keen Kelty Marrmot Merrel Mountain Hardware Osprey Salomon Siera Designs The North Face Winter sportsgoods - Burton Snowboards K2 Mervin Manufacturing - Lib tech, Gnu, Roxy Nike Ride Aramada Skis Atomic Blizzard K2 Marker Salomon Volkl It breaks down to more than just a career ... it's a passion.