[at-l] places to check the weather

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 13:40:16 CST 2010

"Optional" is a highly variable term. Some folks can't go hiking without
their MP3 player so they can listen to rock and roll whist walking over rock
and root. I'd rather ehar the wind blow, the birds sing and the water
flowing. Some like one stick, others can't function without two. And then
there's those who like to see how little they can get by with. For me a good
camera is a moral imperative. To each his own.

Jim Bullard

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Felix J <AThiker at smithville.net> wrote:

> nightwalker.at at gmail.com wrote:
> > From: Felix J <AThiker at smithville.net>
> >
> > I personally would never carry a weather radio unless I was paid to do
> so.  Now, I carry a device that has a radio built in (iRiver) so I can
> listen to the weather if I want. But, a weather-specific radio? No way.
> > ----------------------------------
> > Somehow, I knew that you were going to disagree. You being the guy that
> doesn't believe in rain gear. I also heard that you carry a 7-foot lightning
> rod on all high ridges, just in case. :-)
> >
> > Funny thing abou a weather radio is that when you have one out, everybody
> crowds around like kids around Santa. There have also been times that I'd
> hear something like "Severe thunderstorm warning. Flash flood warning. High
> wind warning" and hear them talk about that nonsense going on until noon,
> with typical 70%-type rain after that. I'd lay in the tent and read until
> the crazy weather was over, then get out and enjoy the walk in the normal
> rain.
> >
> > Nope. The weather radio always goes.
> An even funnier thing about a weather radio is that I've hiked a lot of
> miles and I don't think I've ever...EVER...seen one on the trail. That
> right there tells me it'd be hard to call it 'non-optional'.
> --
> Felix J. McGillicuddy
> ME-->GA '98
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