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post #1 of 10 Old 04-30-2008, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Device could save you!

Finally marine satellite rescue technology mass produced! If you travel anywhere alone this device could save you suffering and even your life! There are numerous cases of solo riders disappearing after a fall and not being found for months. This device can track your location every ten minutes to narrow the search area and has an emergency call button.

http://www.findmespot.com

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-30-2008, 09:56 AM
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I read about this in a cycle world mag... My gf wants me to get one for my trip to CA..

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It's the Man, trying to track you!!!!

j/k...looks like a lifesaver if you're into that solo adventure schtuff. Like that guy that had to cut his own arm off with his Swiss Army knife...

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It's the Man, trying to track you!!!!

j/k...looks like a lifesaver if you're into that solo adventure schtuff. Like that guy that had to cut his own arm off with his Swiss Army knife...
That unfortunate cyclist should be their poster child! He waited ~four days in vain for a rescue before cutting his arm off! Even though it won't work in a cave, having the tracking history would narrow the search.

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One of our local marines could have used that. Riding solo in Palomar one Saturday, he went off the side of a 3,000 ft drop off. He wasn't found until Monday. He was found by a bicyclist that noticed his bike on the side of the ridge. The marines is alright, just a few minor injuries thankfully.

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The new ad for this will be ... "I fallen somewhere that no one knows where I'm at and I can't get up!"

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People have been using these for quite awhile now. Most of the testing I've seen is quite favorable, because unlike cellular, these will often still get a signal in canyons and ravines. IIRC, you can also send your location to google, so friends and family can see where you are. I will probably get one once I get to Alaska. Nice thing to have in the backpocket if the stuff hits the fan...

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People have been using these for quite awhile now. Most of the testing I've seen is quite favorable, because unlike cellular, these will often still get a signal in canyons and ravines. IIRC, you can also send your location to google, so friends and family can see where you are.
I used a cell prototype before and it had horrible coverage in trees or in remote (non-cell) zones. Although one nifty feature they had was "geo fence email alert". After a preset boundary was crossed an email would be sent to anyone you designated. This was very handy to monitor car repairman joy driving your car, or if you sail off course and can't push the alarm.

Being tracked keeps you honest. Don't tell your wife you are working late when you are partying at the club.

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One of our local marines could have used that. Riding solo in Palomar one Saturday, he went off the side of a 3,000 ft drop off. He wasn't found until Monday. He was found by a bicyclist that noticed his bike on the side of the ridge. The marines is alright, just a few minor injuries thankfully.
Wow! That Dude is very lucky his bike didn't go with him, and there was a very conscientious cyclist that saved him! Hanging on the side of Palomar for two days wasn't a picnic! I camped there in school.

This device provides folks a safety net to exercise/travel solo.

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Here's an article from the Anchorage Daily News on the Spot. Coverage needs to be improved for Alaska, but it is supposedly on the way.

http://www.adn.com/outdoors/craig_me...ry/256352.html

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