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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2001, 01:23 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

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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, 01:30 PM
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It looks like my camelback bladder is going in the garbage too. I refuse to give my money or patronage to those who seek to take away our freedom.

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Ditto, when you do, make it public, otheriwse it won't mean a thing.

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Really? Check this Off-Road.com Article

http://www.off-road.com/dirtbike/jul2000/mhobbs/

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Re: Really? Check this Off-Road.com Article

Ouch...In my business (historical sites) we are painfully aware that it takes years to build up a good reputation, but only one idiot to wreck it.

Fritz

BTW, if you bought something, then find out that your money went where you disagree, why throw it out? Its already paid for...might as well use it as you protest closings!

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Re: Really? Check this Off-Road.com Article

That looks good bfeller but read this and tell me which one to believe.

http://www.orca.org/news/012701.html

Looks like Sky George, VP of Marketing for Camelbak,is a board member of ORCA. So which one would you believe?

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Re: CamelBak Comes out against off-roaders!

This is good info to know, as I was planning on purchasing a couple of CamelBak units for my family for our summer vacation. Unlike what ExtinctJeep was talking about, I haven't purchased mine yet, therefore I can choose not to buy from a company that's trying to hurt our sport.

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hmmm


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Blackburn makes similar products as camelback (actually better IMO), usually cheaper.

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Check this out. Make up your own mind.








http://www.orca.org/govt/issues/42.html

PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PROTECT ROADLESS AREAS


Roadless areas are an incredible resource for hiking, climbing, and
paddling. The human-powered backcountry experience is enhanced by large
tracts of quiet and unroaded forest. We support preserving these areas, and
greatly appreciate the foresight of the Forest Service and the
Administration in working to protect these very special places.

There are many important items on the conservation and recreation agenda in
the 106th Congress. Bipartisan efforts to provide funding for parks and open
space via the Land and Water Conservation Fund are high on the recreation
agenda this year. We urge Congress and the Administration to not let
disagreements on this initiative get in the way of passing that landmark
legislation. We join with Representative Mark Udall in his hope that "people
across the specturm would minimize the rhetoric and join in the process."

If you would like more information on roadless areas see http://www.ourforests.org/information/hfcbasic.htm



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