@Will_G Thanks for reaching out!
Congrats on all your camping experience, at REI we believe 'a life outdoors is a life well lived' and it sounds like you are living an outdoor life to the fullest! Thank you for being willing to offer your expertise. REI selects its product testers on a broad spectrum of criteria. We update our insights group with an e-mail invitation to randomly selected members so we're able to procure a broad representation among REI's member base.
I hope this helps, thanks!