[cdt-l] Backpacker Magazine C.D.T. Project

Skot Phrea skotphrea at hctc.net
Wed Sep 12 07:53:14 CDT 2007

Howdy Folks ! Backpacker Magazine did not do anything that they said they would. There was no gear, no G.P.S.units or training, They said that we would get socks , wrong ! All they came through with was 1 bag of trail mix , 1 single serving of peanut butter, and a pack of candy. There was only one set of maps that our team leader received.I do not go into wilderness without my own maps ! ( I could have brought my own if only backpacker or our team leader would have communicated with me ). Our team leader didn't return my calls and had a bad attitude. I had to have a benefit to raise the money to go on this trip as that I have A.I.D.S and am compelled to live on my S.S.I. I feel like a sucker for buying into their lies, One lie backing up another for the entire fiasco. The thing that confuses me most is wondering why they made it sound like we won a contest and in reality we won nothing at all. Why couldn't they have been honest from the start ? Who likes to be lied to ? This whole situation has left me broke, depressed and mistrustful . I bet that Jonathan Dorn makes more in a month than I do in a year. I wonder how he would feel if the tables were turned ? I wouldn't wish H.I.V. on anyone but it would not hurt my feelings if he fell off a mountain on his expensive mountain bike. I am canceling my subscription to their feculent rag and I intend on calling and writing their advertisers informing them of this publications ethical bankruptcy . BACKPACKER MAGAZINE AND MR. DORN, YOU SUCK !!!
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