Site of the Day for Monday, June 2, 2008 Backpacker Magazine Today's site, the online companion of the print edition of the magazine, offers a wide range of information of special interest to those seeking a walk through the wilderness. Gentle Subscribers, who may not wish to venture further than their own backyard, may find the contents of this site provide a fascinating and perhaps inspirational glimpse into the world of rugged backpacking. "Backpacker Magazine is your source for gear reviews, outdoor skills information and advice, and destinations for backpacking, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Plan trips, download hikes, find gear, and learn outdoor and survival skills." - from the website The site provides a useful Find a Trail feature, which locates trails by city, state or park across America, as well as including the Appalachian and Pacific long trails. Articles with a specific focus zero in on destinations, gear, skills or nature, while the video section takes on adventures such as a hike through the Channel Islands or the less demanding guide to hammocks. "33 Tips from Trail Pros" lists a collection of what works on the trail, from the usefulness of a large cotton bandana to the efficacy of a Leatherman Wave, with an occasional astonishing suggestion. A "Tune-Up" for the new season can be found in the fitness section, along with the results of a taste test on the best energy bars in Food and Nutrition. Cruise over to the site for a presentation crammed with information about backpacking at: http://www.backpacker.com/ A.M. Holm <admin-sotd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Manage your subscription and view the List archives on the web at: <http://www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/webpage?webpage_id=sotd> and <http://www.freelists.org/archives/sotd> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNSUBSCRIBE by sending a blank email to sotd-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the Subject field.