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On Cellphone and Batteries

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  • scriv.ener
    The news coming today out of the Santa Ana National Forest http://snipurl.com/26rg1qk of two hikers lost for days (one as of this writing still lost) though
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      The news coming today out of the Santa Ana National Forest
      http://snipurl.com/26rg1qk
      of two hikers lost for days (one as of this writing still lost) though trying to call for help with a cell phone, reflects the tenuous utility of phones in the wilderness. If there's no signal the phone itself is useless. If the phone is on but not in a signal area, it'll drain its battery quickly in trying to amplify a non-existent signal. Yes, with care and detailed preparation the technology can be made useful - some of the time, but it's adapting an urban tool to a mountain environment, pardon the pun an uphill battle.

      ~Jeffrey
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