posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 07:15 PM
I took this quiz too, since I'm a long distance backpacker, and while I scored a perfect score on this one, much of it does indeed depend upon where
you are and your personal situation.
If you were say, on the Pacific Crest Trail, or the Continental Divide Trail, a cell phone would be absolutely worthless along much of either trail.
You would be better off with a satellite phone or even a ham radio- my vote is for the ham radio.
And like others have said, the water situation too can be variable. In the desert regions, water consumption is much more critical than say, in a
temperate forest where it's 70 degrees and shady, and one isn't breaking a sweat.
My best advice to anyone out there is to always, ALWAYS, carry the "10 essentials" when out and about in the wilderness, even if only out for a
dayhike. If you don't know what those are, I would advise you to look them up now. Be smart, don't get caught out. It isn't enough to carry this
equipment, know how to use each and every piece of gear in your kit. Remember, it can save your life.