BACKPACKER On The Today Show!

On Monday, Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter talks family camping gear with Ann Curry and Meredith Vieira!

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Mark your calendars and program your Tivos: BACKPACKER’s own Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter will guest on Monday’s Today Show to talk about the latest in family camping gear. No word on exact times, but I know I’m taking the morning off to watch the whole thing, so you should, too. (That’s July 26, for the numerically inclined.)

Kristin will be broadcasting live from The Sagamore Resort in Lake George, NY, to talk about family camping gear and explain to all the non-campers of the world why it’s the ultimate affordable family vacation. Kristin tells us her segment will feature Ann Curry and Meredith Vieira, which is a shame, since she also says, “I was hoping for Matt (Lauer), who I’ve always had a crush on.”

I’m sure the feeling’s mutual, Kristin—he’s just intimidated to be in the presence of our very own badass Gear Chick. Don’t be shy, Lauer…she won’t bite. Probably.

—Ted Alvarez

The Today Show