3128Re: [BackpackingLight] The Gear Junkie Scoop: Buddy-Board - Is your life worth 30 seconds? (before leaving the trailhead)
- Nov 3, 2008Seems like a waste of $25 to just leave it face down. If you are
going to use it then just put it face up - risk vandals or risk nobody
seeing the board when you need it.
Do the 'authorities' really break into your car shortly after you go
missing? How many days does it take? How long does it take to get
hurt or die?
I would guess the 'authorities' would run the registration info, then
contact family members to possibly get a destination before searching.
Or maybe the Rangers learn that you car broke down and you got a ride
home with someone else. My guess would be they'd have the car towed
without needlessly breaking into the car. Why would they break in,
what do they have to gain? They can get all your info just from the
license plate. Its not like they know there is a filled out
BuddyBoard upside down. If they even know what one is...
Seems like the possible gain from leaving the buddy board face down in
your car is INFINITESIMAL. Far less than the inconvenience of filling
it out, worrying about it, and the $25. Doesn't seem like the last
line of defense, just sorta silly. Just do it old school, tell the
person you are closest to where you are going and when you call the
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