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[aprssig] weigh your toilet paper

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Mon Dec 22 22:29:33 UTC 2008

canoeman at qnet.com wrote:
> I have actually hiked the AP, and the Pacific Crest Trail.
> The people who do this, actually weigh toilet paper or go AU Natural.
> The chances of a thru hiker carrying an aprs are zero.
> BUT, that's OK.
> the more likely scenario is friends of the trail allowing the hikers to check
> in
> some how.
> with out carrying a digi.
> Its a sub culture as foreign to ham radio as any other possible sub culture.
> So, the best way to make the trail usable to thru hikers is to install a time
> clock type of system to allow the hikers to use the system, but not carry it.
> This is where the friends of the trail come in.
    You mean "trail magic"... right?

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KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
Founder of CDT-L in the late '90's

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