Provisions: Stuff for travel and recreation

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience




It’s a jacket. No, it’s a backpack. No, it’s both. A Kickstarter campaign is underway to fund this “revolutionary” multitasking piece of apparel. A “donation” of $85 will get you one of the first RuckJacks around August. As a rainproof jacket, it features a hood, two zippered front pockets and storage in the back. Converted to a backpack, it becomes a cargo bag slung over your shoulders.


The Poetry of Alexi Pappas

Sort of a renaissance woman, Alexi Pappas is one of America’s top middle-distance runners. She also has written two screenplays – the latest, “Tracktown,” is being shot in Eugene, Ore. She also is a “running poet.” Check out her poem dealing with the power of smell on a trail run: “I can’t remember where/if I was alone/if there was a we/how fast or how long/how long ago/or anything/actually/I remember/the smell/was a concentration of trees/steeped on me/like tea/I remember wishing/it never falls off me.”

The List

“10 most popular spring break destinations”

USA Today lists the hottest places for college bros and babes to congregate. The rest of us might want to consider these places to stay away from:

1. Austin, Texas

2. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3. Tampa, Fla.

4. South Padre Island, Texas

5. Las Vegas

6. New Orleans

7. Miami

8. Panama City Beach, Fla.

9. Cancun, Mexico

10. Los Angeles

Compiled by Sam McManis