Image courtesy pixabay.

Lo and behold, moderate-fame seekers of rugged mien! The Outpost just got the following message from Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commissioner Cassandra Roberts Hesseltine:

CASTING NOTICE: REI is casting for experienced backpackers, ages 35-45, for a shoot that will take place in early March in Humboldt County. If interested, please go to and create a profile. They are casting today! But will keep the opportunity open through Monday.

If you don’t know REI, well, you’re probably not an ardent backpacker. Short for Recreational Equipment, Inc., the “consumers co-operative” sells all sorts of outdoor gear and clothing. The “shoot” mentioned above is no doubt for a commercial.

Are they paying money for this gig? we asked. Yes, Hesseltine confirmed, though she’s not sure how much. No matter! If you’re looking for an adventurous trail to fame, grab your three-day stubble and unfold your trusty bandana; this could be your big break.