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[at-l] Pocketmail experiences on long-distance hikes?
- Subject: [at-l] Pocketmail experiences on long-distance hikes?
- From: logan.park at gmail.com (Logan Park)
- Date: Sat Nov 13 20:50:38 2004
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Loved my pocketmail too; first one (old model) died and had to be
replaced. Loved the new one
On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 19:01:13 -0500, Art Cloutman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Would someone who has used a pocketmail device on a long-distance hike
> >share their experience please? Would you recommend it?
> >at-l mailing list
> I used the Pocketmail device for my AT-Thru hike this year. I had
> great experience with it. I made a couple of mistakes that caused
> problems. I brought it into my sleeping bag planning on writing my
> daily journal at Standing Indian Shelter. It was very cold and rainy
> so the shelter filled up quickly. I didn"t have enough elbow room to
> type and was affraid if I left my bag to repack the composer I would
> lose some of the space I had achieved so I decided to keep it in my
> bag with me. Somehow I managed to roll over on it during the night
> and cracked the screen. I was without a device for about 1 1/2 weeks
> while a replacement was delivered to me on the trail. At Standing
> Bear Farm I was able to use the two devices to transfer data from the
> damaged computer to the new computer. then I transcribed all of the
> journal entries I had been taking by hand into the new machine and
> sent it via email home to my wife. In the Roan Mountains I
> accidently dropped my pack onto the top of the Pocket Mail Composer
> and cracked a little bit of the corner of the screen again. But this
> time It did not interfere with use. It has been an excellent tool.
> I never had problems making connections. I even found it possible to
> use a generous hikers analog cell phone to relay my email. I
> recommend it highly. I did keep it in a special waterproof bag
> because I heard of other hikers having digital cameras, radios, cell
> phones, and pocketmail devices damaged by dense fog and humidity.
> Life is Good!!!
> Art Cloutman
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