[Cdt-l] Wifi only device on trail?

Bob Sartini bobsartini at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 21:02:30 CDT 2012

I'm thinking that a smart phone does what you want. I really don't get why
why the cell phone isn't appealing but a some other wifi device if it
exists would be OK. Just leave the cell phone off unless you are using it
to update your journal. They can't weigh much different then a "wifi

On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM, David Thibault <dthibaul07 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I still haven't decided how I am going to update my journal on the trail.
> The idea of carrying a cell phone just doesn't appeal to me - because I
> don't want to be always connected and I also don't want to pay for a phone
> contract.
> I used a peek email only device on the PCT and that worked fine, but alas
> they have gone under.  Anyway I was thinking about looking into a wifi only
> device like a nexus or surface tablet but before I spend a lot of time
> looking these over I was wondering if a wifi only device would ever be able
> to connect up to anything in the small towns along the way on the CDT.
> I'm not really looking for something that I can connect daily,  just
> something I could write my journal and send out an email to my journal
> about once a week.
> So my question is:  would a wifi only device work on the CDT or would I
> only get service so infrequently that it would be mostly dead weight?
> My other alternative is to hand write my journal entries and mail them to
> someone who will then type them into a computer for me.
> Not a great alternative as by the end of the day my terrible handwriting
> can actually get worse than its usual low standard.
> Day-Late
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