Cell Phones & Radio
Roger Phillips (roger@PHILLIPS.IDISCOVER.CO.UK)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 00:05:15 GMT
Just to put my 5 penny worth in.
First my deepest sympathies to the families of the Scouts involved.
The issue of cell phones is, in my view, moving away from the problem. No
amount of technical gadgets (and thats what cell phones are) can make up for
proper training and the subsequent good decision making.
There has been quite a lot of hype in the the UK about GPS but you must
learn the basics and practice them under supv. in the field. In other words
get back to basics. Teach our young people the right way in the hills or
anywhere else in life and you won't go far wrong.
In the UK we have some of the most inhospitable mountain country anywhere in
Europe. The weather can change at any time of the year. I have had snow in
the Lake District (6+ feet in May). Training and more training is the
answer - not gadgets.
I don't get lost in the Hills ......... em, just mislaid
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City