Re: Value of CB radio in Desert Travel?
Posted by SteveS on December 07, 2001 at 16:27:51:
In Reply to: Re: Value of CB radio in Desert Travel? posted by Art Berggreen on December 07, 2001 at 15:10:37:
Like Art said CBs are good in a group. I run a 2 meter, but I don't even count on it saving me. In DV there will be someone along in a few days, unless you are around Steel Pass or Roger's pass, or some real remote area like that. For all back country travel, go with a friend, or leave detail info of where and when to look for you. Carry gear and supplies, and sit back and enjoy. DON"T do anything your not sure you or your vehicle can handle. I've traveled with people who have a satellite phone but I don't need one (yet). Emergencies can happen, but I see it more in the city and hiways, I just remind myself that I need to take care and save myself.
IMHO. The botton line is have a CB and a cell phone or any other gear you want, but don't count on it to save your life, thats your job.
The fact you know to ask this question, tells me you already plan / think of safety. CBs are cheap, its handy to have the lastest and greatest CB but your basic $50 unit is all you need. Also your radio is only as good as your antenna.