Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday Tip for April 12th, 2011

I know as outdoorsman we hear many people discussing safety.  Although today's tip deals with safety  it deals more with the mobile phone and why I believe it is the one piece of equipment every outdoorsman should have on them.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks tip.  If you have tip suggestions or comments do not hesitate to comment below or e-mail me at rb@rbwrightoutdoors.com

Thanks for your follow.

r.b. wright


  1. I had actually asked a question like this on my blog regarding cell phone apps for outdoorsfolk a few months back. Got a lot of different responses, but nobody even mentioned the safety aspect. Great post & tip.

    Original post:
    Do Cell Phones & The Outdoors Mix?

  2. RB, thanks for the reminder. My wife, Stephanie and I use this every time I head to the woods. In fact, I use Google Maps to "drop a pin" on the location on where I'll be prior to leaving the house. In addition, I can "drop another pin" once I arrive in the woods or at the camp site once I arrive. This way Stephanie knows where the boys and I are.

    Here is an example... I have "dropped a pin" on our home in Southern California. http://goo.gl/maps/kjAj

    We also have a standing Emergency Procedure that if she doesn't hear from me within 24 hours of the time I leave the house that she is to contact the police department and show them my Google Maps "pin location", what time I left the house, drive time to the location, truck description, license plate number, cell phone, etc...

    We have found this makes everyone feel better about our hunting trips.

    Pastor Kerry

  3. Michael - Thanks for the comment. I went back and reread your post -- good stuff as always. I have to say there are so many new apps available and some are great for the outdoorsman...but I really spend so much time on phone that when I am in the field - I do not want to use it unless it is an emergency! lol

    Kerry -- Great Example bud! Thanks...wife saw it and said -- "I think you should start doing that as well..." Always learning - always learning.

    Thanks to both of you.