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Gear Tester: Joe Flowers

Our next "Be A Gear Tester" contest winner isn't afraid to put a little venom in his videos

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Reader Gear Tester Appreciation week-plus goes on. Today we’re featuring Joe Flowers, an entomologist/zoologist who got “up our alley” by displaying a thorough knowledge of gear, an extensive commitment to backpacking, and a willingness to test out stoves in a high-tech lab. Also, covering himself with bees didn’t hurt (well, it didn’t hurt us….). Check it:


And look out for Joe as a Gear Tester in our pages and on BACKPACKER.com!

—Ted Alvarez