Re: Cellular Phones as an Emergency Backup
Robert Lewis (rlewis3@IC3.ITHACA.EDU)
Sun, 9 Jun 1996 23:19:06 -0400
In most backcountry fourms, ie. Backpacker Magazine, rec.backcountry, Cell
phones are a hot
topic. The argument for them is that they can possibly let rescuers know
that there is an accident, and where it is.
The downfalls are many though. There are some areas that are not
covered. There is the great fear that if people start carry cell phones,
they will not get the trainig they should have, ie. first aid, and
survival training. This might lead to more "rescue" attempts, using up
the allready small funds that the parks have.
I don't want to bring the debate of should we / should we not bring
electronic devices such as this into the backcountry. I personally
believe that with the right training, and following common sense,
accidents can be avoided, and overcome.
Robert M. Lewis Rlewis3@ic3.ithaca.edu
Eagle Class of '95 Brotherhood member Oratam Lodge #484
ASM T. 12 Baden Powell Co. NY ASM T. 88 Bergen Co. NJ
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City