I'm very glad to see these coming back into "print" (and hope the first volumes make it here soon). I read about half the series as a kid, they were more "restrained" than Tom Swift, Jr. (fewer inventions, for example) and were fun since Ric's base was an island off of New Jersey (where I grew up and still live).
Mysterious goings-on on the Jersey shore. Even better than that stupid reality series!
Hilarious stuff, especially for anybody who has ever "roughed it" (even with today's equipment). I went camping this weekend and had brought this book along. We set up in the pouring rain, went to bed wet, and woke up to sunshine. When I started reading this, I couldn't stop laughing from Jerome's descriptions of various bits. The pineapple tin is priceless!