Archive for November 26th, 2008

TPW Magazine Gift Guide

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Gift giving season is here, and Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine managing editor Louie Bond tells us about this year’s goodies guide.

Every month it is so hard to pick my favorite story, but December is the one month it is not hard at all, because we have a gift guide every December. So, I just wanted to tell you about a few of them.

One kind of simple thing is a camouflage suit, which you wouldn’t think is anything new, but this year it’s in 3-D; they’ve added some new optical effects, so you’re going to be trickier than ever.

I don’t know if you’ve ever gotten lost in the woods—but I have. And this next gadget—the spot messenger—a personal locater that uses GPS technology. You can push a button and the Google map will pop up on your friend’s computer, showing exactly where you are and that you’re lost.

We, of course, have the usual best of binoculars, and boots, and bows, but one thing that really caught my eye this year, and I know every deer hunter is going to have to have The Rackulator; the world’s only electronic big game scoring tool.

And, Santa, if you’re listening….I want the ultra light dualist cook system, so I don’t have to lug my personal pots and pans when I’m camping, and they won’t return home covered in soot.

Thanks Louie. The December issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine is on newsstands now.

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.