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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2001, 01:20 PM
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CamelBak Comes out against off-roaders!

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From: Donald C. Amador, 112531,1311
TO: CamelBak, INTERNET:[email protected]
DATE: 3/14/01 6:10 AM

RE: Copy of: Throwing away my CamelBak because of green agenda

March 14, 2001

sent via FAX, email, and US Mail


CamelBak Products
1310 Redwood Way
Ste. 200
Petaluma, CA 94954
FAX 707.665.9231
Email:[email protected]

RE: CamelBak Support for Businesses for Wilderness

Dear CamelBak:

I was greatly disappointed to read --- www.orca.org -- where CamelBak's
vice-president, Sky George, is involved
in a join venture with Pew Charitable Trusts, The Wilderness Society, and
the Trade Association for Outdoor
Recreation to aggressively fund and promote the former Clinton
administration's "roadless" effort. As an
outdoorsman and off-road trail rider, I have fought long and hard against
the roadless initiative because it does not
"protect" the environment.

7 different state fish and game departments have written that Clinton's 60
million acre roadless effort would
devastate critical habitat and negatively impact important game animal
populations. The Forest Service
Employees Union (a member of the AFL-CIO) said that the roadless program
was bad news for this nation's
timberlands and wildlife.

I have a personal policy of not using the products from companies that
support the radical closure agenda of
the Wilderness Society, the Blue Water Network, and other anti-access
groups. For many years, I have used
CamelBak products. After I finish writing this letter, I will be going
into my garage and cutting off the CamelBak
hydration system mounted on my chest-protector and dispose of it in the
waste container.

When my son comes home from college, I will show him this information and
let him decide it he wants to do the
same. I am sorry that it has had to come down to this, but I must act
after the California Wilderness Coalition's
recent hit piece on motorized recreation -- a report that even some
mainstream journalists have said was a punch
below the belt.

I hope that CamelBak will reconsider its involvement with this new effort
called Businesses for Wilderness. An
effort that clearly has painted a target on the backs of millions of
responsible users of public lands.

Sincerely,

/s/ DON AMADOR

Don Amador
Outdoorsman and Trail Rider
555 Honey Lane
Oakley, CA 94561

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2001, 06:16 PM
 
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Re: CamelBak Comes out against off-roaders!

Here is my reply:

Dear Sir or Madam:
I have recently come to find out that you and/or your company has decided that you will be backing such agendas as Pew Charitable Trusts, The Wilderness Society, and the Trade Association for Outdoor Recreation to fund and promote the "roadless initiative" effort. I myself, as an avid outdoorsmen and trail rider find this utterly disturbing that you, as a company have decided to go in this direction.

There have been numerous different state DNR (Department of Natural Resources) departments have stated openly that this "roadless initiative" would devastate many critical habitats and potentially have a negative impact on the populations of many game animals. The "roadless initiative" has been talked about over and over and is not allowing us as public owners of the Federal Public lands to use at our discretion.

By supporting this effort, you are going against what your product has been created and marketed for.
This I find disturbing and seems almost as though you are turning on the people that made you as successful as you are today.

I have a standing policy to not do business with businesses who choose to go against what I stand for, which in this situation would be your company. This will mean that I will not be ordering the new camelBak for this season and will be terminating the use of your product beginning immediately. I also will be making this information very well known to my club members, so that they may terminate any future sales and use of your product.

I have in the past been very grateful of your product and I do hope that you will reevaluate your stance on this effort. If not, I hope that many more of the people you had or have as customers cease their business with you in an attempt to protest this decision.

Sincerely,
Bruce A
Avid Outdoorsman and Trail Rider


Come Awn peoplelets take a stand!!! we can not allow this without making a big stink...this is not appropriate behaviour for someone in that position!!!!!


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Mr.Dune man, got any up-to-date pics of your zilla dude?? lol..i care about the going against the off-road thing, and all this B.S about them takin away our privalages, but, i am just 15, ya know? i write letters to them, asking them to think twice and stuff, but when i do it from the web sites, i just get some Bot responce.....owell...

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Josh that is exactly what they want...they want us to give up...keep it up!!! keep pushing...


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just e mailed them...wow mr dunes title is a tormentor thats cool! how can i be one?

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u cant...he is da colonel of this place....


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