It’s important to leave a trip plan with a reliable friend in the front country and have a way out of any worst-case scenario. Satellite phones and messengers can track your location and make or take calls to facilitate evacuations. With DeLorme’s inReach Explorer you can pre-program messages, save contacts and even link to social media accounts, if that’s what you’re into. It has two-way texting with GPS coordinates and an SOS button that connects you to a 24/7 search and rescue center.
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