Cliff L. Coan (ccoan@TENET.EDU)
Thu, 9 Feb 1995 20:34:50 -0600
I've made three treks (two as a kid), but I'm sure there are others out
there who have vastly more experience than I. The list PSR gives you to
work with is pretty good, really, as to what to take. A few places not to
skimp -- footwear (I endured a really bad cheap pair of hiking shoes
once) and raingear (sometimes, you don't get any rain on a trek --
sometimes it rains every day). Whatever you do, take plenty of coffee
(the various camps seem to compete to see who can produce the most
ghastly advisors' coffee) and plenty of tabasco or hot sauce. Even if you
don't especially like the hot sauce, after about the third day most of
the dehydrated food begins to taste the same, and tabasco can actually
put a little flavor in it.
Enjoy -- whatever happens (no matter how temporarily miserable you are),
it will be a great experience for you and the Scouts.
Cliff Coan "That which does not destroy us makes
DeLeon High School us stronger."
DeLeon, TX -- Nietzsche (or Conan)
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