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5 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    I think that cell phones give unprepared hikers a false sense of security.

  2. Steve S says:

    I bring my smart phone for convenience, but I have a map and compass along with a GPS for reliable navigation. I find my handheld GPS much more reliable over a wide range of temperatures, it provides long battery life, and it has survived drops onto rocks from a substantial height. I don’t trust my phone to keep working in challenging conditions.

  3. Katharine Preston says:

    And then there are those of us who do not have cell phones….

    • Jim says:

      There are some of us who plan our trip, make preparations and rely on ourselves. Is not this essence of our back country experience?

  4. John Blaser says:

    I carry the digital (PDF) version of the American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Emergency Reference Guide on my phone. I find it covers all the basics.

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