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This can save your life
Posted February 21st, 2011 - 7:14 am by from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Permalink)
Just heard about this today and it might be really useful for all people who are into backcountry stuff and other outdoor adventures. Think this is a really affordable alternative to a satellite phone and might save your life once you really get into trouble

http://www.findmespot.ca/en/

hope nobody really needs to use it but I find it a great idea to just be on the save side

Posted March 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm by from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Permalink)
Hey

I just wanted to add something. I informed myself more about these rescue things as I'm planning a long trip where I'll be most of the time alone. It looks that the SPOT is more likely a toy and not 100% reliable, so it might work or might not (especially in remote areas).


So I've look for other affordable alternative and I'd rather go with a so called PLB (personal locator beacon). Something like this


http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/revere-fast-find-210-gps-personal-locator-beacon-reviews

It's not much more expensive especially because there is no annual fee and it's much more reliable