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cell phone coverage is extremely poor or non-existent in the coast range of Calif, Oregon, and Washington. And if you drop into a canyon or ravine, you will not have a signal, period. If you have a GPS, then sure, you can call up a map to see where you are--- in the middle of nowhere, in a ravine, but you already know that. Without a detailed topo map, you will have no idea how difficult that 3 or 5 mi hike could be. Driving on remote roads in the mountains in winter is a serious undertaking, and cell phones/OnStar/gps just give a false sense of security.
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Posts in this Thread:
- emergency stuff in trunk, hdm, Fri, 8 Dec 2006 14:36:08
- Something to add from c|net, ChuckD , Wed, 13 Dec 2006 12:22:15
- can you make a cell antenna from a car panel?, steve, Sat, 9 Dec 2006 20:04:57
- There's also common sense, Noel , Sat, 9 Dec 2006 06:28:30
- Interesting rule of thumb in a CNN story, Oscar, Fri, 8 Dec 2006 22:54:02
- freeze dried food.. MRE's.., -993-, Fri, 8 Dec 2006 20:22:29
- TP, jp, Sat, 9 Dec 2006 08:03:08
- Basics, EricG, Fri, 8 Dec 2006 18:17:24
- Interesting that nobody mentions OnStar, Caarma , Fri, 8 Dec 2006 18:16:19
- Since GM charges for it ....., Trev, Sat, 9 Dec 2006 08:33:35
- 911 mentality, JMJ in NC, Sat, 9 Dec 2006 06:12:49
- OnStar works on Verizon's land-based cellular system, Bill Homer, Fri, 8 Dec 2006 21:07:32
- With GPS nav they wouldn't have needed it (nm), AdamB , Fri, 8 Dec 2006 20:23:50
- OnStar not available in Alaska. You'd think . . ., Mike in Anchorage, Fri, 8 Dec 2006 18:38:34
- I have been thinking about the same stuff... (long)..., Chaz, Fri, 8 Dec 2006 16:57:32
- Re: emergency stuff in trunk, Noel , Fri, 8 Dec 2006 14:55:34
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