[pct-l] pocketmail setup

Rick Ostheimer rick.ostheimer at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 2 17:52:02 CDT 2009


I had all three with me even though my pocketmail did not work with my 
AT&T cell phone.  I'm considering an upgrade to a text/internet capable 
cell phone to replace the pocketmail for my CDT attempt next year when 
I'll be needing a GPS to aid navigation.  There's a good writeup on 
electronic gadgets by Gadget on www.postholer.com.

For the PCT, the SPOT served to provide peace of mind for my wife since 
I sent an OK message daily at dinner time.  (Be sure to discuss what to 
do if you "forget" to send the OK.)  It also gave me peace of mind 
knowing I could contact help, since I started early Sobo from Walker 
Pass and saw less than 10 people in my first 3 weeks to Cajon Pass.  I 
found quite a few places with cell service and enjoyed catching up with 
family and friends.  I journaled each evening using the Pocketmail and, 
of course, also got email on it.  I would dial up the Pocketmail server 
whenever I was in towns or found a pay phone to send my journals and get 
my email messages.

AT06, PCT08

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