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[pct-l] service

Hey Howie,
I carried a Pocketmail TM 20 on my hike on the PCT last year. This is some 
kind of a wireless Palm, where I also can write my Emails anywhere I want, 
doesn`t matter whether I am on top of a mountain, or in the middle of the 
woods. All you need is, when you are in a town, a telephone. Not a 
cellphone, but a telephone. You dial a 1-800 number and the Email goes right 
to the address you sent it, plus you can get mails from ALL of your friends 
back home. It costs about 120 Dollar, then you pay 9.95 a month, while you 
have it in use.

The pocketmail weighs something, but not to much. Just carry an alcoholstove 
out of a alluminumcan made by Monte Dodge, instead of one of those "normal" 
heavy stoves, than  you have the weight even.

Look at:  www.pocketmail.com

Good luck finding it. I really did like it.


>From: Hungry Howie <howie@jschool.troyst.edu>
>To: pct-l <pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
>Subject: [pct-l] service
>Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 09:05:07 -0600 (CST)
>To state this right up front...I'm not going to carry a cell phone.  But I
>am wondering about service from the high points.  Here's why...My brother
>(computer engineer) showed me one of his little gadgets the other day, he
>said it's called a blackberry (?) or something like that.  It is a
>wireless email system that works through cell phone service.  One of my
>friends hiked the AT last year with a wireless Palm and said that it
>worked the whole way up...something that I was kind of suprised at.  So
>has anyone used a wireless device or a cell phone for a thru-hike of the
>PCT that can say whether service is available?  I would kindof expect it
>thruought California...but Oregon and espcially Washington seem kindof
>limiting factors.  And for the really "techo-touchy" people out there...it
>wouldn't be a way for me to keep up with the masses of my friends (HA!
>Like I HAVE any!).  It would be a way to publish journals online easily.
>It would bounce through another account so as to hide the email of the
>little device and only my dear mother and father and a select other few
>friends would have the adress.  I really don't want to hear from anybody
>while I'm in the woods.  Thanks guys.  Be well..
>Hungry Howie & The New Sushi - AT2000, LT2001, PCT2002
>PCT-L mailing list

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