Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS or CENTRAL FREDONIAN REPUBLIC
yeah, i was really concerned with a passive means of signaling
instead of something active.
( i'll probably never need to find out )
i still remember "X" and "LL" , but seeing the "V" recently kinda
threw me for a loop.
i have some field manuals and an air force survival manual and
the old boy scout manuals (somewhere) and they all used "X"
as "require assistance".
i most always have a mirror, and have whistles and a signal panel
and ribbon, and had a strobe and pen flares in my PFD when
we used to go out in the gulf pretty often in addition to the CG required
flare & signal kit in the boat.
i guess the recent things are based on the premise that nearly everyone
has a smart phone in hand most every waking hour, and that it will be
charged and receiving a signal wherever that person may be standing
(or floating) at the time.
i guess if i were in the position to need to do so, i'd just
use "X" and not fret over it
The United States doesn't have a gun control problem.
We have a people control problem.
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