SPOT Special Post
I"ve been carrying a SPOT Messenger on my adventures since 2007. A SPOT is a satellite pinging device that can be used to request aid in an emergency, or just track your route. My wife is more comfortable knowing this extra bit of safety is along on each trek.
I use the tracking ability of the SPOT to ping a satellite about every 10 minutes. At any time during my hike, visitors here can see where I am on the trail. At the end of the trek, I have a map of my adventure and I can add geotagged pictures to my online adventure. Here"s an example trek.
There is an annual fee, but here"s a way you can save 20% off your service plan ...
- Purchase a SPOT device - locally at REI, Cabella"s, Gander Mountain, Bass Pro Shops, EMS, Sportsman"s Warehouse, or online at their web sites, or wherever you can get a good deal. It"s not too difficult to find a very good deal on the device - I got mine free just before Christmas!
- Activate your SPOT device with whatever rescue and tracking options you want.
- Visit Referral Page and enter your Name and SPOT ESN to receive 20% off your next annual service plan.
By referring you, I also receive a discount on my next annual service plan, so we both win!
If you have questions about the SPOT GPS Messenger, I would be happy to answer them.
Hike On Safely
Posted: 19:12 04-26-2017 1317