Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: [Backpacki ngLight] The Gear Junkie Scoop: Budd y-Board - “Is your life worth 30 sec onds?” (before leaving the trailhead)
- Your points are spot on, I said the discussion changed my mind to it only
being an envelope with the trip itinery in it. And I said it's not needed
where you have park rangers. In MN, there is no permit required for hiking
the Superior Hiking Trail. I agree notifying friends, authorities (when
they exist to handle such information such as park rangers) is one's first
line of defense. Yes, the whole discussion has discarded the utility of the
buddy board, no doubt about that.
On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 8:47 PM, zmortalcityz <2.wheel.kang@...> wrote:
> Seems 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
> rangers, etc.
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