The June table of contents starts, "Too many sportsmen think that being able to power up a GPS or start a fire with a lighter is a measure of outdoor competence." Hmmm¿¿¿I wonder where they might have gotten that notion? In the same issue Gearing Up features the ultra-maxi-mini-magnum weatherproof lighter gizmo, the $6 million bionic Dog-e-Tag, and a high-tech digital compass. Maybe the real test of a modern outdoorsman is whether he can get the digital compass to interface with the electronic dog tag. As Petzal laments in the Editor's Notes, "This, dear friends, is a shame. We are a magazine for outdoorsmen." Yeah, right. This sounds like nostalgic whimpering, considering that Field & Stream is guilty of complicity by featuring the very products that Petzal is criticizing sportsmen for buying, using, and depending on. Keith Collins, Brunswick, Md.