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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2001, 12:19 PM
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CamelBak Comes out against off-roaders!

---------- Forwarded Message ----------

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, 12:36 PM
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Re: CamelBak Comes out against off-roaders!

<font color=purple>You mentioned "chest protector", so should I assume Camelbak makes gear for motorcycle riders? Never heard of 'em.</font color=purple>

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