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    Default You think cell phones in the wilderness are bad?

    Texas is now offering free wireless internet access at its state parks!

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1227/p03s01-ussc.html

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    Default Now you've done it

    Here we go .........

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.coyle
    Here we go .........

    The phrase "can o' worms" comes to mind....

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    Sorry. Couldn't help myself. But I will enjoy reading whiteblaze from my laptop inside my tent!

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    Goon-"But I will enjoy reading whiteblaze from my laptop inside my tent!"
    You are goung to have a serious weight problem. Go lightweight, go modern, use a Blackberry PDA/phone

    I didn't have internet on my PDA I've carried for years but I had 23 novels, the A.T. data book, and my journal. Time for me to upgrade!

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    i love my cell phone,has dopplar radar program,no roaming,no long distance,its my phone i am gonna carry it,i dont give a rats ass about what every one else
    carry,s or thinks,each to their own,hike your own hike neo

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    I don't have anyone to call
    a.k.a CHOP-CHOP

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    Cell phone users are very spiritual people. Instead of chanting "Ommmm" all day they yell "Hello" over and over and over all day. It is very enlightening. They erect their worship towers on every mountain top, in praise of their God. They never have to face the horror of being alone. Some day I hope to have one of these majic objects.

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    Hey neo, whatcha gonna do when some enviro-whacko snatches your cell from you and kicks your ass?

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    Call 911, no wait...
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    Neo, have you found a hiking princess to call?

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    Default Often Heard

    Can you hear me now?

    What?

    If you can hear me, I need to be rescued now.

    What?

    Hang on, I'll try and climb up higher on the cliff.

    Crap, Only 1 bar.

    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jay
    Cell phone users are very spiritual people. Instead of chanting "Ommmm" all day they yell "Hello" over and over and over all day. It is very enlightening. They erect their worship towers on every mountain top, in praise of their God. They never have to face the horror of being alone. Some day I hope to have one of these majic objects.
    Which do you hope to have a phone or someone to call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Fhart
    You are goung to have a serious weight problem. Go lightweight, go modern, use a Blackberry PDA/phone

    I didn't have internet on my PDA I've carried for years but I had 23 novels, the A.T. data book, and my journal. Time for me to upgrade!
    How long does your PDA last on a charge? Do you carry spare battery packs? I have an HP IPAC and the 7-10 hrs I can get on a battery just doesn't seem to be enough

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    hey lone wolf,not worried about environ,wacko kicken my ass,i am the highest ranking cleric in the tetragrammaton neo

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICKTHEGREEK
    How long does your PDA last on a charge? Do you carry spare battery packs? I have an HP IPAC and the 7-10 hrs I can get on a battery just doesn't seem to be enough
    Hmmm. Maybe we need recharging stations in the shelters.

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    Don't they make small solar chargers? I know it isn't often that the sun comes out on the AT, but we can hope!

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    One Leg had a solar charger and considered it useless. I know I have a AA battery pack as a recharger for my PDA at work. I can get a few recharges off a set of four AA. But I don't consider it reliable enough for hiking use.
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    As a software product developer, what amazes me is that people will put up with something as flaky and unreliable as cell phone technology but go ballistic when a software program can't handle a one-in-a-million situation.
    GA←↕→ME: 1973 to 2014

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    I think cel phones allow people to become more careless with thier choices..as in..
    "Ummm, ya know, Im here all alone and if I do this, the likely hood of something happening that I may not be able to get out of could happen..maybe I will wait till the (Water level drops, the lightening passes, the avalanche danger subsides, the snow melts a little, the route becomes clearer, The Physcos with Crooked Deer-hoofed daggers leave the sacrificial alter and hike the other way...etc...), then procede"

    as opposed to
    "Well, I got my phone, and one bar, so what the hell, if trouble happens, a large group of complete strangers can risk their lives to make sure I am ok if i call them"

    That is the only problem I see...well, that and rounding a corner on a ncie day to hear someone on a cel phone on a gorgeous view saying.."Sale Sale! My stocks cant go any higher! Dump them noW!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Thats annoying in the outdoors for sure...

    If you have one, use it away from others...the same consideration some of you want from hemp-lovers should go to those who choose to go into the wild without a phone. We dont have it, we dont want to hear your conversations...

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