Billr - If you never have tried one here is the $0.02 tour.
They are about the size of a radar detector. You keep it on your person like you would a pager.
It has 3 options:
1. OK - Sends a OK message to a pre-selected group of emails and SMS numbers 2. HELP - Sends a Help message to a pre-selected group of emails and SMS numbers 3. Track - Sends a signal ever 10 min to a website that you login to (or open to the public) that shows your location in "real-time" +- 10 min intervals.
The last, is 911 - basically it alerts authorities to send help.
The unit is both a GPS and a Satellite messenger. It uses GPS to get the unit's locaiton and then beams this wth whatever message is selected up to satellites and down to the company's servers.
I have used it here in North America and overseas ... works fantastic.
Cost is $100 for the unit (on sale) and $150 a year for the service. Considering it will save your life if you get injured and need to call for help, well worth it.
I'll demo it for you if/when the group has a get together.
-One step, two step, three step ... Wait, I don't have size 26 feet?-
if anyone finds one on shuswap or kinbasket lake, let me know. i lost mine while boating. ;D when i'm just putting around the shorelines exploring, i usually have it on and sitting on the side of the zodiac. but sometimes i'll decide to move on and forget to put things away before zooming away. the nice thing is that they float. but that only helps if you realize you lost it. no matter now, i bought the newest version to replace it. after having one, i'll never be without it.
Post by jlseagull2004 on May 6, 2013 12:35:59 GMT -5
Great topic. Along with many of the things mentioned above, I make sure to have a package of steel wool. It's light and fits in the pack niceley. What for you ask? A small amount of steel wool and a spark Burns hot and fast. It will burn wet or dry, makes a great fire starter. No more rubbing two wet sticks together for me......