Bob Washburn (rwashbu@SIUE.EDU)
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 09:52:48 -0600
>>It's Christmas time ... Does anyone have any recommendations?
>Eureka Traverse on sale in the Campmore catalogue is a good pack at a real
>good price. (Reviewed last year in the Backpacker Magazine) Check out the
>annual Backpacker Magazine Buyer's Guide (comes out in March?) at your
>local library for ideas and prices.
If anyone hasn't discovered Backpacker Magazine, you might want to take a
look at it. IMHO it has the best information on equipment, skills, and
destinations available. Most of the equipment reviewed tends to be too
expensive for Scouts, but the principles of what makes good equipment, what
to look, and what to avoid for is invaluable. I use it constantly as a
resource for anything from how to dress warm, to low impact camping
techniques, to food ideas.
The Buyers Guide not only reviews equipment but also gives a good brief
summary of important features in each type of equipment.
You can find it at B Dalton and larger magazine racks.
Their web site is at:
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City