Nobody wants to cut, or worse, chew their own arm off to get to safety. Don’t be that guy. Always tell someone where you’re going and if you are going somewhere really remote, carry a SPOT. I have carried a SPOT Satellite Messenger with me on all of my outdoors excursions for years. Fortunately, I have never needed it. Aside from the obvious emergency help, the device is great for tracking your trail, checking in to let your family know you are okay and the newer models even let you send text messages. Now, SPOT has upped their rescue game and launched their very own global phone.
At only 5-inches tall, this has to be one of the smallest, portable satellite phones I have seen. Quite a few Trophy Trucks and Prerunners I have been in carry satellite phones because of all the time they spend in remote sections of Mexico. Nobody wants that “I was left for dead in Mexico and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” shirt. The battery on this little guy is said to last 4 hours talking and 36 hours on standby. Not only does your SPOT account give you 911 emergency response capabilities, the phones data plan (purchase options below) will also allow you to check your email, get voicemail messages and yes, text.
Satellite/Global phone plans aren’t cheap, so I would keep those text happy fingers at bay. Plus, you should be out enjoying whatever outdoor activity you’re doing! For $499 + $24.99 a month, I would say this is the peace of mind everyone needs. Get yours today at www.findmespot.com.