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What magazines do you all subscribe to?
Hey all,I'm curious as to what kinds of magazines you all subscribe to. Obviously BPL will be popular, but what others? Any other outdoor magazines you enjoy?I love National Georgraphic myself! Though it isn't on outdoor technique or the like, it certainly inspires me to get out there and see things!
Edited by arichardson6 on 11/02/2007 10:52:28 MDT.
I read three: - BPL online - National Georgraphic (hand me down subscription) - Arizona Highways (hand me down subscription)I subscribed to the Economist for world events but got to the point where I didn't make the time to read it cover to cover so I stopped. Really good articles and funny comments, e.g. "the only thing Newt Gingrich and his sister have in common is the need for a more flattering haircut."
Edited by pappekak on 11/02/2007 11:17:45 MDT.
None, because I'm tired of paper in my house. I'd rather stay digital with my reading. I only get the work related journal(s).
I don't get any print magazines anymore. I used to get Sports Illustrated and Missouri Conservationist. I slowly stopped reading them and let the subscriptions lapse. The only thing I subscribe to anymore is BPL. I prefer to read my articles online because my place gets cluttered too easily. Even the magazines that come with orders from REI, Campmor, et al, lay around here forever before I finally get rid of them. I prefer to read articles online anyway, since I spend a lot of my day in front of a computer. Its much more convenient for me.Adam
BackpackingLightBackpackerMountain Bike ActionNational Geographic AdventureToo many, really. But I don't get the paper!
Backpackerthe Women's one that is slipping my mindWashington Trail Association's magazineand whatever catches my eyes at Fry's...when I am waiting for my husband!I need to sub up to BPL.
The EconomistSports IllustratedConsumer ReportsPlayboy (for the articles)American RiflemanCurveNew AmericanThe LiberalAn-Noujoum
BPLAmerican RiflemanOutsidelocal paperThe last 2 are new subscriptions. From this week. I guess I over empathize with college age kids saying they need money for school. I think I've been able to force down a case of ramen since I got out of school many moons ago. I really hope I can renew my taste for the stuff prior to my thru hike.
How do those of you that subscribe to backpacker enjoy it? I've heard that it isn't always the best information...Do you all find it a nice magazine to read? Are the articles of any worth besides being entertaining?
Not a big fan of backpacker. Some articles are interesting but some of it seems lame. They occasionally review so called UL gear but I think their testers and editors still can't get into the UL thing they always seem to want to carry 1.5 LB self inflating pads for so called UL tests. And want to bring piles and piles of gear with them. This may interest some bt not me.
None.No paper subscription now.All online.
BPLWooden BoatSmithsonianTGO (Scotland)Pacific Crest Trail CommunicatorStill pick up a Backpacker once in a great while, but pan it most of the time.
I hadn't planned to answer, but based on the answers thus far, okay.BPLBackpackerSea KayakerNational Geograhic AdventurerOutside
With AIM buying BP from Rodale there has been a noticable shift - and it has been good. I quit reading it for nearly 3 years, and in the past months have started reading it again. And enjoying it!Btw, as for magazines....well, I forgot to add that we usually use our airline miles for free magazines. I have like 20 magazines coming currently, plus the Wall St. Journal 6 days a wekk...for free. I read them all, and ya know, I actually am learning something from the Journal. Like how many 4 million dollar ranches are for sale in WY ;-) Hehheh!!
I've been listening to the TGO podcasts and followed the TGO Challange. How is the TGO magazine? I used to subscribe to Backpacker, but got discouraged. However, I'm still tempted occasionally when I'm at the airport.BPLSmithsonianBackpacker (occasionally)
BackpackingLightWooden BoatTGO (From Scotland)New YorkerLens Works
National Geographic AdventureMen's JournalI occasionally pick up issues of Outside or Wend, depending on the contents of the issue. I didn't enjoy Backpacker. I always wanted more depth out of the articles. That's a problem I have with most magazines, but at least Men's Journal and Outside give me a bit of the depth I want, mixed in with the lighter pieces.When I was packpacking in Australia, I picked up The Economist every week when I was in a town. It was a great way to keep up with the news. Now that I'm in front a computer all day, I get news online so I stopped getting The Economist.
BPLBackpackerAudubonHigh Country News - excellent environmental newsEconomist
bpl, backpacker, climb[uk], alpinist, climbing, rock and ice, velo news, fingerstyle guitar, esquire, imagine fx[uk], guitar technique[uk],justapoz,trail runner, funny times, road, dirt rag, dirty linen ....aren't cha glad you asked.
I've switched almost entirely to quarterlies only. For one, they come less often so less wasted paper, but in addition the content seems to be of higher quality. So...2600 QuarterlyMake MagazineArcheology Magazineanything else I require to have an online edition.
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