Camping Idea Source
Stan Hodge (STANH@MAIL.TDOC.TEXAS.GOV)
Tue, 2 Apr 1996 16:23:09 -0600
I just got a comp issue of a fairly new magazine (looks like its just starting
its second year) in my box at work. Its Rodale's Guide to Family Camping.
The spring issue which I am looking at is loaded with great info on the
same things scouts are always concerned about. Equipment reports
with kid use in mind (lanterns, adhesive bandages, sleeping pads and
mattresses). How to build a great portable camp kitchen. Recipies for
quick and easy campfire desserts. Ways to save money. Suggestions
for camping areas.
I've just started looking at it, but it seems well worth the cover price of
The editor's note would be worth the price of the mag by itself to me. It's
about telling tales (campfire ghost stories in particular). It includes a
ghost story remembered and highlights the experiences of a master story
teller and scoutmaster "Doc" William Forgey who has written several
books full of ghost stories. It lists his advice for would be storytellers:
1. Relax and have fun.
2. Make eye-to-eye contact.
3. The closer the better.
4. Tired audiences are best.
5. You must have a campfire.
6. Forget the tricks.
7. Use voice inflections.
8. Stick with credible stories.
I really think a lot of you might enjoy this mag. Sorry if its been discussed
before, but in almost that a year that I've been participating here (more
lurking than participate -- I have tried to refrain unless I felt I had
something significant to add.) This does seem significant and worth a
closer look. Had to tell you about it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City