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Array West __na_���_i.. Graphic Industries  204 '.'.est 6th Ave. ,  Vancouver 1j, _. C,  Service  ENINSULA  Sechelt, B.C.  litneb  COPYRIGHT. This may be carried only in WESTERN REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS as a supplement.  B.C. is ready for vacationers  with improved campsite areas  Home is where you find  it and for thousands of  British Columbians home  this summer will be  somewhere in their own  . province of B. C.  These thousands are  the outdoor recrea-  tionists, the vacationers  going fishing, swimming,  hiking or camping,, who  are following the trend  right across Canada of  getting outdoors.  British Columbia has  everything to offer, the  rugged mountains,  inumerable lakes and  streams, plateaus and  valleys and the sea coast  of the Pacific  And B.C., in anticipation of a rush to the outdoors, has been busy preparing  for the summer.  New campsites have  been opened, facilities for  r e c r ea ti o n al vehicles  have been improved, the,  BiC; Forest Service has  started a new wilderness  campsite plan and the  B.C. Wildlife Branch has  been restocking lakes  with sport fish.  In fact, the B.C. Department of Travel Industry, the Department  of Recreation and Conservation, the B. C.  Forest Service and the  B.C. Fish and Wildlife  Branch have all been busy-  providing more outdoor  recreation for Britisii  Columbians and the  visitors.  The B.C. Forest Service is back in the business of building campsites, something it did  more than 20 years ago.  But this time there is a  difference. The recreation sites being built are  scattered throughout remote forested areas of  B.C.  Last year the service  provided minimum health  and safety facilities at  286 sites ,and installations included 950 litter  barrels  and  280 toilets.  An estimated 153,000  persons and 59,600 ..vehicles visited the sites"  during the four - month  1972 summer season.  This year 118 sites will  be improved and for the  first time litterbags will  be available for the forest  traveller. .  , .  The Forest Service is  also busy making an inventory of recreation  sites and potential in Provincial Forests. The service, is also working on a  canoe trail and a run for  rubber rafts. More  cross-country trails for  hikers are also being constructed:  Future plans call for  map brochures, indicating recreation s i t e s in  each forest. Until they are  available travellers  should check with the  local Forest Ranger for  information on sites  in that area. .  One thing to remember  when you call on the  Forest Ranger. Be sure to  pick up the brochure  on new B.C. campfire  regulations. They were  amended in March and are  now in effe.ct. ..There are  12' regulations governing  the use of campfires all of  them very necessary in a  province where forest  fires are a real danger.  \  The campfire regulations are, also available  at any Forest Service/office and most .tourist information centres.  The year- 1972 was  another record year for"  the expanding B.C. travel  industry. Estimated tourist revenue for the year  is just over $548 million,  an all time high, and an increase of about $26  million over 1971.  In his annual -report  Richard L. Colby, deputy  ministers of the Department of Travel Industry,  reports that "We can look  back on a fruitful year  (1972) but. at the same  time we should dedicate  ourselves toward making  1973 more successful  than any of its predecessors."  Following up Mr. Colby's advice for this year  the department - has  printed a new 1973-74  roadx map^. including, a  campground "and fishingr"  guide.       _   -  The   new   map   is a  "must" for travellers in ,  B.C. It includes .informa  tion for motorists, illustrations of turn control  signs and border crossing  information.        - ,   >  The ^new^ mapx also  includes hunting and,fish-  ing licence information  and a sport fishing guide  which includes descrip-  jions of B.C. sports fish-  and   the   areas: to fish.  The map also lists the  117 provincial campgrounds tbat total about  5,000 individual campsites. It also includes^  provincial marine parks.  The  map is 'available'  at Department of Travel-  Industry,    Parliament  Buildings;    1019   Wharf  Street, Victoria; theJB.C.  Ihfoa-mation Centre;  652  Burrard   Street,  Vancouver   1;  or  any local  tourist    bureau.    The"  bureaus also have information on marine parks.  The   .popularity  of  campsites    in   B.C.    is  . she^hiin-the .1972' figures  with camper nights totalling- 1,440,000 'and   day  - (Continued on page 2_see-  B.C. Ready)  .  <1  in  _  >:_  !i  f > _  .'_  is _  <  j  * 1  *  _  -! -  '- ._  ��� _-.  fr  British Columbia ismoire than just your Province.  Its your home.  A land where waves pound down     '  on long beaches.  A land of deep green forests filled .with fish  and game. And silence. ~v"~  A land of mountains that disappear ,  into the sea.       '  A land of clean cities and clear air.  A land of valleys full of friendly faces  and warm handshakes. A land where  fresh fruit ripens in warm summer sunv    ^  A land of highways  and backroads that beckon.  Seeftthis Summer  A land where history still lives with    -  today's way of life.  A land that offers to those fortunate enough  to live here, the qualities of life that _  tourists travel miles to experience.  In a world that's being civilized out of it's  senses, come back to yours this summer.  Take the time to look around you.  At a land to love. To be part of. ,'  To be proud of.  Your land... British Columbia  i  For more travel information, visit any British Columbia Information Centre, or write: British Columbia Department of Travel Industry, 1019 Wharf Street, Victoria, B.C. Evinrude's  Triumph ^  lives up t��  its name��  The 55 r?p Evinrude  Triumph has a remarkable  track record. In fact, it has  set several racing records  in Its class. But, it's more  than a thoroughbred  racing motor, it's 3 ski  motor amThas become the  popular povg** choice on  the new generation cr bass  fishing boats. This 3-  cylinder, loop-chargeo,  sophisticated engine has  everything going for you  ���speed, smooth idling,  fuel economy, and a reputation for dependability.  It's worth looking into. Now  is the time to do it while  we have feem on display.  There are 15 other Evinrude Outboards  -from 2 H.P. to 135 H.P.  See Your Local Dealer  Recreationists, firms  share use of forests  Within the past 10 years  some of the big forest  companies of B.C have  invited outdoor recreationists to share forest-  lands on a multiple-use  basis-  Road maps have been  provided and signs have  been erected announcing  what hours the access  roads can be used (so as  not to conflict with working hours of loggers and  truckers). Some firms  have built campgrounds  and picnic sites and  others have printed  guides   that   outline   the  Drive Carefully���The Life You Serve May &e Your Own  B.C. ready  (From page 1)  visits totalling 7,840,000,  an all time high. British  Columbians had the highest percentage use of the  campgrounds, 58.6 percent. United States visitors accounted for 22.3  percent.  If you are planning"to  camp at a regular campsite or somewhere else  in the wilderness this  summer, please remember that B. C isyour  home. Treat it like your  own place, keep it clean  and livable.  Get Up To  OKI?  And Get Out  For More Fun!  INTERNATIONAL  SCOUT'  On remote traBs the word is Gat 'am Up,  Scott- A fouT-wtieer-rtva Seout is a  res! open-country performer. Wfth luxurious Interior, qiubk "response and fight  turning, if s a good friend in town, too.  Er*3ir>es op to 345-caSs_rveii V-S.  *v3  S73  INTERNATIONAL  TRAVELALV  Trav_ali is the wajon bust to tow. Engine*  eSer*_ irwiueis a 3S_-cuas-inc_ V-S. Torsion bar  or soBd -beam front suspensions, truck tiesigxwd  frame. Ugh gnxjnd etearaoss, end 20% rrwre  room than raos! after ws^ors!  INTERNATIONAL  e___Pf3t��?����-___ PtCKlB*  Mmntfantl... Th�� Other Picfcup .. .the Other  Casperi R"i 9m one wfift the gas !_nk ouSiSe-the  eab���-f!hafersvs-new*_?��__ trsns_ssso. opUoa,  yxr choice of air cw*��Son->g. stereo, sfidinj rear  wl-iAow, six of V-B en^nes. sa_x__6s tnnaaiaston.  CosTpans beforB yp_ camp!  FACTaaY BRANCHES:   Vancouver      -,i235 Station Street, Vancouver 4  _. CoqurtSsm      ��� 950 Lcughsed Hwy. CoquitJam  Prince Georga ��� 1951 First Avs., Box 10. Princs George  - Victoria ��� 577 Herald Street. Victoria  DEALERS:   Aibemi ��� A!berniA_to Service Langiey ��� Centre! Farm Equipment Ltd.  Nanaimo        ��� Berk's (n.tertruok Ltd. Sard's ��� Kisb Equipment Ltd. r  Richmond     ��� Be.-; Jsccbse.. Motors Ltd. Salmon Arm ��� interior Industrie! & Truck Ltd.  KamJoops     ��� James Ir.te.national Truck & Tractor Ltd.  Terrace ��� Terrece I ntsmstional Trjck & Equipment Ltd.  INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS  environment protection  and multiple - use  policies.  Multiple-use is a term  used to designate the  sharing or using of  forest lands by timber  companies, fishermen,  hunters, hikers and other  outdoor recreationists in  such a way that wildlife  habitat is not endangered. -  The popularity of using  these wilderness areas by  recreationists is shown  in this MacMillan and  Bloedel 1972 report, just  recently released.  Recreationists travelled MacMillan Bloedel  logging roads in British  Columbia in record  numbers in 1972, the total  exceeding 100,000 in a  single year for the first  time.  They also took home a  bumper harvest of 43,046  sports fish ��� trout, salmon and steelhead ���  which is believed to be the  largest catch ever taken  in lakes and streams in  forest lands managed by  MB.  Announcing the company's 1972 public access  and land use statistics,  H.R. Chish&lm, MB's  Group Vice-President,  Logging, said it is estimated more than 103,000  British Columbians and  visitors to the province  travelled the company's  roads to fish, hunt, ski,  hike and camp.  "The logging road system is affording the  public constantly expanding recreational opportunities", said Chisholm.  "For example, in 1969  a total of 76,522 people  used MB roads, in 1970  the figure was 81,621,  in 1971 it was 88,626. Now  we have topped the  100,000 mark.  "In the past 10 years  well over 600,000 per sons  have used MB roads for  recreation and other purposes", pointed out Chisholm. "That's the equivalent of about one-quarter  of the province's, total  population and provides  clear evidence that the  .present system of forest  . management meets the  needs of the public in  terms of recreation while  at the same time making a  vital contribution in employment and to the  economy."  "Even these figures do  not tell the complete story  of public access provided  by MB", emphasized  Chisholm. "Forexample,  we do not know how many  people have enjoyed access to some lands where  no logging operations are  being conducted. They are  open to the public all day,  seven days a week. These  include privately owned  lands in the Gulf Islands,  The T sable River,  Squamish, Cortes Island  and   Home    Lake."  Opening dates set  Proposed opening dates  for -the B.C. big game  hunting" season this year  have been' announced by  the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch. The season  dates are for male  animals only.  While it may seem  early to list these dates  it should be noted that the  season for hunting Mule  deer opened April 1 in  Management Area 24.  (The Management  Areas are sections of  B. C and a hunter should  get a map from the B. C.  Fish and Wildlife Branch  showing the areas.)  The season also opened on April 1  for Wolf  and Cougar, but only in  certain M. A. areas.  There are 10 areas designated for the Wolf and  15 for the Cougar.  Hunting for Mountain  Goat and Mountain Sheep  opens August 1 in certain  Management Areas.  Moose, Caribou and Elk  open in certain areas on  August 15.  All the above species  mentioned have other  later opening hunting  dates, depending on the  management area location. Contact the B. C.  Wildlife Branch for a  complete list of opening  dates in the various  Management Areas.  TOW WITH CONFIDENCE  DRAW-TITE TRAILER HITCHES  plus R. V. ACCESSORIES  SEE YOUR LOCAL DEALER, OR CONTACT  BOW MAC AUTO CENTRE  615 Burrord St., Voneouver 1, B.C. 682-3333  DISTRIBUTORS FOR WESTERN CANADA Trout prefer streams  that are cool and dear  Trout are found in cool  or coid fast-rushing  streams, and in" clear  lakes. -They are not found  in sluggish lowland rivers  or in -excessively warm  -and weedy ponds.  They-must have cover;  they like to hide under  rocks, under banks, in  log - jams -and among  roots. . Unless there are  such hiding places available, trout will not thrive.  Trout fishing is best  from dawn till the- sun  strikes the water, is re-  \ latively slow during midday- and. picks up "again  near sunset. Big fish that  have been hiding all day  often appear and start to  feed after sunset.  Stream trout feed primarily on aquatic insects  - and insect larvae, crustaceans (shrimp, etc.),  mo Husks (clams and  snails), - land insects  which have fallen in and,  . m some extend, on small  fish. Some big trout feed  largely oa small fish and  do not hestitate to include  any small trout that may  stray within-reach.  In most streams,  aquatic insects and -insect larvae iorm. the bulk  of the ^ood, and the caddis  -wbrm__ is probably _the  commonest siiigle item.  This creature is the larva  of the caddis fly. Most  caddis fly larvae live in  cases which are made of  bits of wood, sand grains,  etc These cases are quite  conspicuous and abound  -in _no st - trout streams."'  The =_isb frequently eat  the "worn-" case andalL  -Trout   food   Is most  abundant under stones,  logs' and other obstructions in the rapidly  flowing" parts of the  streamj and the trout  * himself is essentially a  fast - water feeder.. A  feeding trout will usually  be in or near fast water  and will also beinornear  a good hiding place.  In a large stream, he  may be in the open riffle  if it is not too ��� fast but  he is more apt to be where  a boulder breaks the current.  He may be under a bank,  or in the deep water at the  head end of* a pool, but  wherever he is he will be  watching the fast water and  will be waiting to grab  whatever the current  brings him.  In a small brook, the  riffles are usually too  shallow for safety or  comfort, and the trout will  probably be. at the upper  end of a pool, watching  tie   fast water flow in.  Wherever he is," in a  large stream or small, if  there is any current he  will be facing into it.  if he is in an eddy, that  may result in'his facing  downstream - remember  that when you sneak up on  him. A trout in the middle  of a large, quiet pool is  usually loafing. He is not -  overly hungry and tends  to be very critical of all  offerings, and as , the  water is clear, the  surface unbroken, and the  visibility .excellent - the  odds are all in his favor.  Stand back of a bush,  rock or tree. If you can't  do -that,   stay   in dense  shade  and  move slowly.  If there is no cover of  any sort, stand well back  from the stream. Never  let your shadow "fall .upon  the pool.  If you are-so dressed  that you harmonize with  your background, you can  often stand in full view of  well-educated trout without frightening them ���  but you will have to move  very slowly to do it.  If the water surface is  ruffled, you do not need  to be nearly so particular, and if the water is  white with bubbles or is  muddy, about all you have  to do is to avoid casting a  shadow on the place where  you are fishing.  Often, in spite of every  care you can take, you will  frighten the fish.  If the stream is quiet  and unbroken, take every  precaution to step lightly, and remember that the  ground carries sounds for  long distances.  If you are trolling on a  lake with an outboard let.  out a fair amount of line.  The noise of the motor  does not seem to bother  the fish if it is a fair distance away. But if you are  still, fishing ox casting  from the boat, do not  leave . the motor idling.  An outboard is a good  thing to have to get you  to a secluded bay across  the lake away from,a  crowded beach or picnic  site. Your chances of  catching . fish near a  crowded and noisy waterfront are pretty slim.  Col  introdu  ii  power mower  lit*  ia  the  ( With apologies to Toro and Jacob sen.)  Walking mowers. Gliding mowers. Riding mowers.  Edger-trimmers. Shredders. Compact tractors.  Rotary tillers.  With features like super-strong super-lightweight  cast magnesium decks. Extra heavy polyester  fibre bags. Multiple "Su.re-Shield" safety  features on every model. And testing by  an independent laboratory.  Look for Columbia in your neighbourhood.  i-or a .tee brochure and the name of your  nearest dealer, just drop us a line.  And see the Columbia Mud Bugs  and Mini-Bikes, too. They make  fun of tough terrain.  Distributed in Britssh Columbia by  PURVES  RITCHIE  DMaon of The West Coast-Purves Ritchie Company,  503 E Pender St, Vancouver 4, B.C.  ^^SJ^^^-^SS^"**"-^,* **���'  ���*���s?^^*^l" .*�� ^ap_��_-_j.  *-__-  STREAM FISHING requires a lot of know-how and  clean streams. Some timber companies such as MacMillan  Bloedel, who took this photo, are opening up their logging  roads on weekends so that outdoorsmen can have access  to recreation areas. "   How about taking  a worm for a bite  The favorite lure for  bait fishermen is usually  the   earthworm   and   it  .works very well.  If worms are kept reasonably cool and are occasionally sprinkled with  a few drops of water, they  usually stay alive for two  months or more.  WamingI When you take  worms to high altitudes,  don't leave them outside  at night. It may freeze and  kill them.. Don't leave '  worm cans in the sun,  close to the motor or exhaust line of your car,  or any place that will  overheat the worms.  When you put a worm on  a single hook, put the  hook through, him once  or, at most, twice, and  let most of his length  dangle. Don't get him so  firmly onto the hook that  he can't even wiggle and  don't thread him onto the  hook. It Is not necessary  to hide the hook clear  inside the worm, but if  snags abound where you  are fishing it is advisable  to cover the point.  When a trout bites, give  him a few seconds to get  the entire worm in his  mouth, then strike. If you  strike too soon, you will  probably donate him half  the worm.    -  Canned salmon eggs,  are also good bait. They  are ideal for the novice  fisherman. They are easy  to see and he can keep  track of his bait and learn  what It will do in the different currents and  eddies.  The best hook for a  salmon egg is a short-  shanked one which nearly  fills the egg. Too small  a hook is apt to jerk out  and leave the egg in the .  fish's mouth.. Size 10 is  best for average - sized  eggs.  If you run out of the two  standard baits, don't  hesitate to use grubs',  caddis worms, stone fly  larvae, grasshoppers, or  anything else you can find.  Use a small hook and  don't insist upon hiding  it in your bait. Ifthebaitis  very small, very fragile,  or has a very tough shell  it is best to leave the point  and almost the entire bend  of the hook exposed.  Those funny - looking  inch - long bundles of  sticks or sand grains.that  you see-in the stream are  caddis worm cases. Extract the worm and use  him for bait.  $3 million for waterfowl  Ducks Unlimited (Canada) has announced a $3  million budget for the  corporation's 1973 activities.  President of Ducks Unlimited (Canada), R.Q.A.  Hunter of Winnipeg, said  the budget will be used  for   the   development  of  several thousand acres  of wetlands habitat in the  Prairies, Maritimes and  in British Columbia.  Around 100 water management projects to improve nesting conditions  for waterfowl- and other  wildlife species are planned.  - \  f:i_v % c tfr^ TrrPfv't -'< ^T^TP r-'f^v  A f h t  1z * r  ^^^^^-isft>^^^^--,^'?r- ^f- AXIS AND KNIVES  is the wor  " -he axe and the knife  are two of the oldest tools  on-earth. They both date  back to the Stone Age  Man~ when he chipped  'rocks to a fine edge or  point. He either shaped  the rock as a dagger or  bound ittoastickandused  it-as an axe.  No matter which way  you are- travelling into  the great outdoors, by  camper or just plain  back^packing, you should  have these two tools with  you.  Here are some tips on  what to look for in axes  and knives aid how to look  after them.  First .determine what  type of axe you need. They  range from the 13  1/2-inch .Scout axe, or  hatchet, to the- 33-inch  length. The Scout size  with? head of about one  - pound will take care of  light chores.  For felling trees or  splitting legs you will  need a heavier model, a  pole axe with a two or  three-pound head and a  length of 28'to 30 inches.  It is called a pole axe as  it~ only has one cutting  edge and the other end is  flattened and can be used  for driving stakes or  ���poles.  Best axe handles are  fashioned from straight-  grained hickory, running  tine length of the handle.  When buying an axe be  sure there are no knots  in the handle.  . When sharpening an axe  use a flat mill file or a  foot -" powered stone.  Never use an electric  grindstone, the heat generated can take the  temper out of the blade.  Grind each side at a  slight angle, removing  metal for about one-half  inch back from the edge.  Use a medium-grit whetstone to finish off the final  edge working it in a circular motion from the head  to the toe  of the blade.  One more tip, when  using the axe make sure  there are no obstacles  in your cutting area such  as branches overhead.  When buying a -knife  choose one with your out--  door needs in mind and  be sure to buy one from  a reliable manufacturer.  Fishermen will need a  long, thin blade for fillet-_  ing, and the hunter, who  spends time around a  campsite will want a  heavier, thicker blade.  A short, light well-  curved blade is excellent  for skinning but not good  for chopping. And a  heavy-duty blade is not  the type of blade needed  to clean small game or  fillet fish.  Sharpening should be  done with a small, moist  handstone, holding the  blade so the back is about  15 degrees up from the  surface of the stone. Rub  the blade against the  stone, edge first, using  a circular motion.  Similarly as with the  axe, do not use an emery  wheel and be careful with  a grindstone.  Never sheathe a wet  blade, always clean and  dry it first. When storing  it coat it with a film of oil  ot vaseline and leave it  out of the sheathe.  for a group getaway!  EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOUR GROUP: the Greyhound comfort  package'off ersyou climate-conditioned, restr oom-equipped  luxury and safety-proven chauffeurs.  Get together - travel together. Leave when you want to.  stop where you like and go right to the door (anywhere  in North America!) in your group's own private Greyhound  cruiser.  Charter "service --at your service!  GO GREYHOUND  ... and leave the driving to us  Call your local bus terminal  for charter-planning assistance.  Ask about  economical Package Express too!  ---^--S^-ia  ~-_��_t_s^^-��?^2L  !���_-  %&^3g  '^"_fE:  vifi-iiyw  _ *,' -����Kt3r*  ���Ma^  \��3-r.        ;_!  LAKE REFLECTIONS in the late afternoon at Uncha  Lake, B.C. give -a painted look to the still water. But  note those clouds shading the sun. If the wind forecasts  are correct  (see article below) heavy winds are due.  B.C. Govt, photo  The winds control  existence of man  Winds are one of the  most capricious elements  of nature and the very  existence of mankind depends on whether they  blow hot or cold.  For the outdoorsman  some elementary knowledge of anticipating  winds, and what their  strength means, is. essential-  Light winds are those  from one to seven miles  per hour and they cause  smoke to drift and can  build up waves to a foot  in height.  A gentle wind is one  from eight to 12 MPH  and can create waves of  two feet or more.  Moderate winds are 13  to 18 MPH and can build  up   waves  to five feet  ���high.  Fresh winds are 19 to  24 MPH and can create  crested waves, even on  sheltered waters.  Strong winds are 25  to 40 MPH and small ^  craft warnings are hoisted and sent out by radio.  All small pleasure craft  should take shelter in a  cove or tie up at a dock.  Gale winds are over 40  MPH,   and then    come*  hurricanes, typhoons,  -etc  Here are a few simple  rules on predicting winds  but they are not a guarantee of success.  High   -flying   cirrus  clouds (mare's tails)  forecast rising winds and  the direction from where  it will blow.  Billowy white cumulus  clouds are created by ascending air during warm  weather. Heavy winds -an  be found in their vicinity.  Steer clear of them if you  are on a large body of  water.  Low, gray, solid  stratus clouds that blot  out the sky usually herald  a steady wind that stays  as- long as they remain,  sometimes up to three  days. Smooth water returns with clearing skies.  Changes in wind direction and velocity can be  forecast by observing  smoke. If the smoke  climbs straight and  slowly the air is quiet and  there should be little  wind.  If the smoke wavers and  breaks there is turbulence and a strong  possibility that winds are  coming.  If it climbs, then flattens out, masses of warm  and cold air are meeting  at that level and it is a  sign of rain on the way.  When smoke spreads  out at water level, the air  is damp and there is a  strong possibility of fog.  Try these simple rules  this summer and see how  accurate your predictions  are.   -     ���,!  _____ i.-. �� .  8  \-"-  r  I  )  'i  .4  t  ?  _-  I  .f  I  _  J  _ -  Trailer Safety checks  are a vacation must  If you are driving or  towing a trailer, camper  or campmobile for the  Urst time this year there  . are some safety hints that  every" novice should  study. _  It can make all the difference between having a  pleasant vacation or one  that is filled with mishaps.  Make sure your car has  enough power to pull the  trailer safely. Have your  service station mechanic  check the car to see if you  have heavy duty springs  and shock absorbers,  .similarly make sure die  trailer has heavy duty  tLres.  Have - the mechanic  check the frame, rollers,  winch, _ cable, tilting  locks, safety chain,  wiring, lights and hitch  before,- starting   a .-trip.  After   about 10 miles-  of travel stop and check  the" load and fastenings,  the hitch and lights and  trailer   wheel  bearings.  Distribute your load  evenly and do not exceed  gross vehicle weight.  Proper   loading helps  prevent trailer sway. Ten  to 15 percent of the trailer weight should be on the  hitch and this ensures the  trailer will remain leveL  "Special driving skills  are needed when towing a  trailer. Practice starting, turning, stopping and  backing up onaquietroad  before going on your trip  or tangling with heavy,  high speed traffic  Reduce your normal  driving speed by 10 to 15  miles per hour and  increase* your following  distance on the highway.  Don't brake too suddenly if you are going to stop.  If a tire blows out pump  the brakes lightly and try  to stop gradually in a  straight line.  A heavy - duty cooling  system is a big help in  mountainous country. Always down - shift to a  lower gear in mountainous terrain to - avoid  engine overheating.  If the engine does heat  up, park the vehicle, put  the gear in neutral, and  run the engine at a fast -  idle. This will cool it  down.  ���^&t%  TRAVEL *  TRAILERS  mm  *_.  ��S-  I ,*=_____  Coma and see the exciting new Scamper trailers on display  now) Eleven ingeniously planned models to accommodate  every f imiJy and every budget New dssigns. New floorplans.  New f��3turss. Every trailer fauiit for effortless driving and  sa__3"o_db_}di_g_ Make every weekend a getaway holiday -  in aSca.mper, the Runaway Leader.  SCASPER     MOTOR SCAMPER     TRUCK  HOMES CAMPERS  <^"_-'f0__-1_^.  MsticcSousiy    engineered.  . Scamps' iAsror Homes Drier s  e?io!cs of nwdete to meet every  persona! and business rsquire-  R'jggsd and reliable, this  ysar's Scamper Campers come  in four basis models with 3  wide choice of options.  PREBUILT INDUSTRIES LTD.  _____  For FREE full-color brochures on the  1973  SCAMPER iine-up, see your nearest dealer.  (Located in Key Centres across Western Canada)  Give yourself plenty  of time and space to pass  another vehicle and  always keep right except  to pass. If you are travelling slower than normal  traffic, be courteous, give  the other vehicles every  opportunity to pass.  Never allow passengers in the trailer while  travelling. It^s dangerous  and in some provinces it  is illegal.  Always carry emergency equipment. A hydraulic jack will probably  be needed for the changing on a trailer. Try it  out before starting out.  Also carry red flags and  reflectors or flares for  emergency highway  stops and always carry  other auto tools and a  spare can of gasoline. You  will be surprised at the  increase in consumption  of gas by your car when  it   is   towing   a trailer.  One thing more, before  each trip check your heating gas fittings to be sure  they are tight. Vibration  on arough road-can loosen  up some of the connections. If you smell gas  be sure to open all  windows. DO NOT LIGHT  A MATCH. In fact it is a  good idea to leave two  windows or vents open to  ensure adequate ventilation.  Make sure your heating and cooking burners  give off a blue flame.  A lazy, yellow flame indicates-the burner is improperly adjusted and  giving off excessive carbon monoxide. There can  also be a flash fire hazard  with badly adjusted burners.  Make sure your recreational vehicle is_  equipped with a fire extinguisher. In a spot check  last summer only one unit  in the 84 inspected was  equipped with a fire extinguisher, yet 39 of the  units had poorly -adjusted  ranges or ovens.  Play it safe and you will  have a happy holiday.  Poiiniim  & threat  U html  "While the public is becoming aware of forest  fire prevention there  should be more attention  paid to the pollution problem, a spokesman for the  Canadian Forestry Association said.  He pointed out that pollution ranks with forest  fires as a threat oo the  forests.  We are becoming more  concerned with pollution  although destruction of  the forest by fire is a form  of pollution, he said.  _^_-   ~r_*S-~t^,-        *~~ ^  -H_.  **     ^ -     V       *    -. ���*.---.��� .. -f4    *���    .  Af^:^s.S��0g*il��. ;-'_r is-  .���_  J_8:#>_.  '  i  THIS TRAILER hookup is demonstrating the wrong  way to travel. It is over the centre line. This is one way  you could finish your vacation with a crash. See trailer  safety tips article on this page. B.C. Govt, photo  Keep camps clean  The easy access to the  outdoors, by new high-,  ways, planes and high  speed boats, is creating  pollution and vandalism  problems at campsites.  The outdoors etiquette  rule of leaving a camp  clean is being ignored by  a minority of ignorant  and careless campers.  There have been recent  cases of private cabins  being ransacked, with  nothing taken, but the food  staples (left there incase  someone became snowbound) scattered all over  the floor, bunks, etc It  is not the work of wild  animals but of human animals.  Here are some tips on  how to keep a clean camp  and do your bit to prevent _  pollution.  Don't leave loose  garbage around. It attracts insects and  animals. Wrap it up in a  plastic bag and deposit  it in the campsite garbage  paiL If. there isn't a pail  then try burning the burnable items and bury the  rest in a hole in the  ground and sprinkle it  with chloride of lime before covering it over.  Similarly if there are  no toilet facilities at the  camp dig a hole some distance from camp and use.  loose earth and lime then  fill it in at the end of your  stay.  Fish bones, vegetable'  peelings  and other food  refuse can also be buried.  They    will   gradually  disintegrate and recycle  into the earth.  Be sure to clean out  the trailer's water and  refuse tanks at an  authorized depot, not at  the campsite.  Never throw garbage,  refuse or effluent into a  lake or stream, or anywhere for that matter. It  not only pollutes the surrounding water "but it will  also affect, the water  miles away, particularly  so if it is a stream.  A white trail of exhaust  fumes from your vehicle  or outboard motor is a  sure sign you're burning  oil instead of gas. It is  also a sure sign you're  polluting the air.  .Clean up all litter before leaving your campsite. Nonburnable items,  bottles, cans, etc, should  be taken out in plastic  bags to a,proper dump.  Cardboard, paper and  . other burnable items  should be burned.  Try and keep campfires  burning brightly. The only  time a fire should be  smoking is when you are  lost in the woods or when  you are using it as guide  for someone else who is  lost.  And when you are putting out the campfire be-  sure that every spark is  dead. Douse the wood with  water and be sure there  are no smoking embers.  1    ^  ii-- oat overhaul now  saves trouble later  This is" the time of the  -_year that boat owners  should be checking their  boats 253 .equipment to  ensure a care free sailing  -summer.  First,    and most im- .  portant, is the motor. You  should   haye-  this . item  - checked by a qualified  mechanic   The overhaul  ~" should   include   cleaning  sparkplugs, carburetor,  setting up the timing,  checking gas lines, etc  The electrical system  is extremely important.  _The insulation on cables  can deteriorate during the  winter and should be  checked to be sure they  are not shorting. Check  your running lights to  make sure thewiringisin  l\-  WRNewspapers  feature outdoors  - This supplement-as one  of- two published annually  by WESTERN REGIONAL  .NEWSPAPERS LTD., a  non-profit organization of  thirty - eight community  newspapers, serving non-  metropolitan centres in  British Columbia and Alberta.  Each Spring-and Fall,  WRNewspapers distribute these supplements  in their newspapers, accompanying them with  locally -printed second  sect-eas, or special  pa^ss; while additional  copies of this main  -SUpDlement are also distributed to other communities through regional  and local _-ish and Game,  Tourist, Automobile Associations, Sports and  other organizations.  In each supplement, the  key���sjibject is OUTDOORS. The Spring issue  also features TRAVEL  and SUMMER FUN . . .  fishing, travel, camping  games. . . while the Fall  edition's added features  are 'HUNTING and  WINTER SPORTS, Skiing,  Snowmobiling,  etc,  etc  Through these supplements, and 'their locally-  printed "second sections" the Newspapers of  the WESTERN REGIONAL group fill a void  in supplying to this outdoors - minded audience  articles of great interest  on all subjects relating to  outdoors activities, with  considerable emphasis  being placed on environment and other subjects  of importance.  Additional copies of  this supplement are  available' to those who  may wish them for mailing- to distant friends and  relatives. The comolete  list of WESTERN REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS  carrying this particular  Issue-Is given below. . .  write to any. of them for  your requirements";  BRITISH 'COLUMBIA:  Abbotsford, Sumas and  Matsqui News, Abbots-  ford, B.C  v- Camobell River Courier,  Campbell River,  B.C.  Campbell River Upperis-  lander,~X_mpb__l River, a a  Chilliwack Progress,  Chilliwack, B.C.  Cranbrook Courier,  Cranbrook, B.C.  Duncan Cowichan Leader,  Duncan, B.C  Kamloops News Advertiser, Kamloops,  B.C.  Kimberley Daily Bulletin,  Kimherley, B.C  Kootenay Miner, Ross-  land, B.C.  Langley Advance, Lang-  ley, B.C  Fraser Valley Record,  Mission, B��C  Powell River News,  Powell River, B. C.  Cariboo Observer, Quesnel, B.C..  Revelstoke Review,  Revels toke, B.C.  Salmon Arm Ob server,  Salmon Arm, B. C  Sechelt Peninsula Times,  Sechelt, B.C.  Sidney Review, Sidney,  B.C.      .  Smith ers Interior News,  Smithers, B.C  Surrey Leader, P.O. Box  1180, Surrey, B.C.  ALBERTA:  Brooks Bulletin, Brooks,  Alta.  Camrose Canadian, Cam-  rose, Alta.  Co aid ale -Sunny  South  News,   Coaldale,  Alta.  Drumheller Mail, Drum-  - heller, Alta."  High River Times, High  River, Alta.  Innisfail Province, Innis-  f all, Alta.  La combe Globe, La-  combe, Alta.  L e d u c . Representative,  Leduc, Alta.  Olds Gazette, Olds, Alta.'  Rimbey Record, Rimbey,  Alta.  Rocky Mountain House  Mountaineer, Rocky  Mountain House, Alta.  St. Paul Journal, St. Paul,  Alta.  Stettler Independent,  Stettler, Alta.  Taber Times, Taber,  Alta.  Three . Hills Capital,  Three Hills, Alta.'  Vermilion Standard, Vermilion, Alta.  Vulcan Advocate, Vulcan,  Alta."  Westlock News, West-  lock, Alta.  Wetaskiwin T_mesr  Wetaskiwin, Alta.  good condition and check  other electrical accessories and make sure they  are in proper working  order. Check the battery  for cracks and corrosion  and be sure you have a  full battery charge.  If you didn't do so at the  end of last year's boating  season, now is the time to  tilt the boat up, remove  the drain plug and give the  boat ~a good wash, inside  and out, with warm water  and a mild- detergent. If  you have a plastic (fiberglass) hull do not use a  harsh detergent as it will  remove some, of the wax  from the surface and may  remove some of the pigmented surface.  You may have to use a  wire brush, steel wool or  putty knife to remove  some of the growth on the  bottom of the hulL  Scraping Is not recommended on plastic as  there is a danger of  scratching the surface. If  you have a persistent  stain you can buy special  stain removers.  Check the boat*shard-  ware for pitting and corrosion. A good polish will  help to restore the lustre.  In 'some cases you may  have to replace items.  Check the steering  cables and pulleys.  Cables should be untwisted, tight and free of wear.  . The anchor line is sub-  ject to a lot of stress and  it should be checked for  fraying and rot. Similarly  check your life preservers for floatability. If you  used them for cushions  last season they may have  lost some of their buoyancy.  If you haul your boat to  _ the launching site be sure  'to check the trailer while  you are checking out the  boat.  Inspect the tires for  wear and see that they are  properly inflated. Be sure  to follow the. dealer's  guide on pounds of air  needed for certairrloads.  And if you are getting a  new trailer this spring be  -sure that "the weight of the  boat and the tires match  up and that the hitch is  the proper type for the  weight   to  be pulled.  One thing more. You  might be thinking of putting all that luggage you  usually haul in the car into  the boat. In that case be  sure to add that on to the  hauling weight of the boat.  BOAT LAUNCH at Lac La Hache in the Cariboo  country of B.C. makes it easy for the traveller to get  on the lake and try for some Trout or Kokanee (landlocked salmon). B.C. Govt, photo  Use your  to raise  I^ s easy to raise your  own earthworm fish bait  in your backyard. The  following tips and instructions to build a worm  bed should produce  enough bait for the whole  summer.    -  One word of caution. Be  careful with  the use  of  insecticides  anywhere .  near the production site.  "Incidentally an oblong  or square crate can be  used in place of building  a worm. box. Many worm  breeders use a bronze  screen lining inside the  box but it isn't that necessary. If you feed the  worms well they'll stay  put right in the box.  Earthworms depend on  four major conditions for  good reproduction:  suitable soil, abundant  food, moisture and temperature control.  A combination soil con- .  sisting of 1/3 peat, 1/3  black loam and 1/3 manure will give the best results. Sandy soil should be  avoided since it tends to  injure the intestinal tract  of-an earthworm.  For food, the earthworm thrives, best on a  high fat-protein diet, supplied by such foods as  vegetable oil or lard mixed with corn, soybean, or  cottonseed meaL For  each bed 6' x 3' x 3'  apply 1 1/2 . pounds of  shortening or lard mixed  backyard  fish bait  with three pounds of meal  every two weeks-  Used kitchen fats are  a good source of food,  as if shortening and lard.  The feed should be mixed  into the top 12 inches of  soil in the bed.  Moisture should be  added to the soil each time  the worms are fed. If it is  too dry, they will be found  at the bottom. If too wet,  they will be at the top.  Temperature should be  controlled as much as  possible. If the worm bed  is portable or on wheels,  it can be moved inside a  garage on extremely cold  nights.        '  To construct the worm  bed, use 2xl0-inch boards  nailed together to form a  rectangle. Bricks or cement blocks could be used  in the same design.".  Place the bed under .a  heavily shaded area, or  make a roof to protect the  worms from sunlight or  heavy rains.  Stock the bed with about  300 adult worms and  cover with moss or burlap  bags to prevent loss of  moisture by evaporation  and to provide protection  from the sun. Considerable thinning of young  worms is necessary to  produce   large ones.  Within -six months after  stocking, worms can be  removed from the beds  and the fishing fun begins.  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It's a good offer���so good that you may wonder what's  in it for us.  Well, personal lending is a very important part of our  business. We know that there are many people in the market  for money this spring, and we want to increase our share  of the business. So,-Ave're offering you the best incentive  we know of���the thing we know best���money. We haven't  changed our Interest rates, and there are no hidden charges.  We hope to make the money back from the increase in  volume. And you, the borrower, can reap the benefit now,  with the assurance that the Royal Bank will never knowingly  let you get in over your head.  It doesn't matter whether you bank with us or not, and  the only account you'll need to open is a chequing account  for the loan repayments. This offer applies to anybody who  can qualify for a loan.  Just talk to your local Royal Bank manager before^une 29.  Remember���you'll be in a better position to make the  best deal if you know you've got the money. So arrange  your loan before you shop for the car.  Or, if you need a  $1000 loan for  something else, we'll  stili give you  $25...in cash.  Something else we can give you���a 40 page book called  "Your Money Matters", with lots of sound advice on  managing your finances. It's just one of the many helpful  services you'll find at your Royal Bank branch.  Do something nice for yourself at the  ROYAL BANK  SumMum

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