Meet Our Reader Gear Testers! Part III

This week we introduce you to Mike Smoke.

This is our third installation of “Meet the Gear Testers.” Check out Mike’s bio and feel free to leave a comment about what you want to see him test.


I have been an outdoor enthusiast all my life; from hiking to climbing, skiing to surfing, fishing to hunting, I enjoy a broad array of outdoor activities. I have hiked, backpacked, or otherwise enjoyed outdoor activities in 15 countries on 5 continents. I have been lucky enough to live and work in many beautiful places to include state and national parks in 3 states, and look forward to a long career in the outdoors.

Meet our other Gear Testers:

Katie Venable

Merrill McCauley & Dan Larson