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General: Fly Fishing BS => The bar is open.... => Topic started by: Woolly Bugger on January 13, 2020, 19:33:38 PM

Title: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 13, 2020, 19:33:38 PM
https://www.outsideonline.com/2404816/wilderness-rescue-emergency-tips

Avoid Rookie Mistakes

"So many people get lost," Kimmel says. "Knowing how to stay found is important." And that begins at home. Have a navigational tool, such as Gaia, and know how to use it. Leave a trip plan (the backcountry mapping app CalTopo (https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=36.42657,-81.05215&z=14&b=t&o=f16a%2Cr&n=1,0.25) is a great resource) with a friend who knows when to sound the alarm if you're not back, or leave your plans in the console or glove box in your car. SAR will likely break in to look for information if you're reported overdue.

Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Onslow on January 13, 2020, 20:26:09 PM
The local fire department knows where I'm at 24-7.
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Dougfish on January 23, 2020, 14:18:09 PM
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https://amzn.to/2tBsbOP

I feel safer already?
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 23, 2020, 14:21:05 PM
it's so small...  :P
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: itieuglyflies on January 23, 2020, 14:24:55 PM
That's what she said
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Dougfish on January 23, 2020, 14:29:49 PM
And light. 3.5 oz.
All my fish look smaller in my mitts, too.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: troutboy_II on January 23, 2020, 15:03:15 PM
Why this one vs. Spot for example?
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Dougfish on January 23, 2020, 15:21:37 PM
Better coverage satellite system?, phone app, bluetooth to phone, more/easier 2 way texting options from phone, map and waypoint downloads, varied subscription plans. $65 more for the mini than the Spot X. Meh.
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Dee-Vo on January 23, 2020, 16:34:36 PM
Almost bought one like that or something similar a year or two ago.
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Dougfish on January 23, 2020, 17:08:30 PM
Wives won't let J or I go to CA back country for a week without one.
I probably should have had one before now.
I know some of you assholes worry about me.  :laugh:   n!n
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Onslow on January 23, 2020, 18:31:43 PM
California is a big state with a lot going on.  Are you fishing for bass and stripers?

Not sure I'm down with fishing this shit.  This is the Yosemite backcountry.

http://youtu.be/JULE_6gRAn0
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Dougfish on January 23, 2020, 18:40:18 PM
Quote from: Onslow on January 23, 2020, 18:31:43 PMCalifornia is a big state with a lot going on.  Are you fishing for bass and stripers?

East Sierra's. Goldens.
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Dee-Vo on January 23, 2020, 19:58:03 PM
Very jelly about the goldens. Maybe one day....
Title: Re: Wilderness Rescue Emergency Tips - and maps...
Post by: Yallerhammer on January 25, 2020, 16:09:35 PM
Meh. They'll eventually find my skeleton.