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#21 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 07:12 PM

you forgot about a safety kit. i carry one of those as well. ive hiked many a mile in the mountains and love it. bears, they dont bother me. i have a lot more respect er...fear maybe????? for mountain lions. moose, i put a lot of caution around them as well. bears,...as long as they know you are there, they usually dont want nothing to do with you. surprising a bear...now thats a big problem. lol


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 05:18 PM

Got the spot gen 3 activated and set up. Tried it out at home and it worked perfectly. No i didnt check the SOS portion to see if a helicopter would fly in but the messages got to my wife perfectly. So no it is set for my hike this weekend to the top of gypsy peak in eastern washington.


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 05:28 PM

The Spot gen3 worked perfectly for me on my hike to the top of Gypsy Peak. My wife got the messages of the "im okay" with gps coordinates on her phone during my hike while she was back at camp.

 

The hike was amazing and one of the hardest I have done yet. While it was only 6.5 miles round trip it had a huge amount of elevation gain and loss over and over as i went from peak top to peak top. Not to mention the vast majority  of the trail is off trail and not the easiest of footing. I am pretty proud I made it to the top.

 

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:01 AM

One might imagine that those types of devices would encourage more risky behavior? 



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 03:16 PM

Two months ago when we were up in Mo were out in area's with no cell coverage maybe one of those could help us if there was a breack down or got stuck again.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 03:42 PM

The Spot gen3 worked perfectly for me on my hike to the top of Gypsy Peak. My wife got the messages of the "im okay" with gps coordinates on her phone during my hike while she was back at camp.

 

The hike was amazing and one of the hardest I have done yet. While it was only 6.5 miles round trip it had a huge amount of elevation gain and loss over and over as i went from peak top to peak top. Not to mention the vast majority  of the trail is off trail and not the easiest of footing. I am pretty proud I made it to the top.

 

Glad you are getting to fulfill those goals!



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 04:09 PM

One might imagine that those types of devices would encourage more risky behavior? 

 

I dont think so. Using a helmet to bike ride doesnt mean Im out there doing back flips on my bike.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 04:12 PM

Glad you are getting to fulfill those goals!

 

Thanks! While up top I looked around at the other mountains on my list to climb. 


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 05:46 AM

I dont think so. Using a helmet to bike ride doesnt mean Im out there doing back flips on my bike.

No, not you in particular.  But for many maybe, and a few, for sure.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 04:29 PM

No, not you in particular.  But for many maybe, and a few, for sure.

oh i know what you meant...just had to throw a funny. i wont do back flips ever...not on purpose anyway.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:08 PM

I've been using my InReach GPS Beacon for about 3 or 4 months now.  I purchased the lower cost of the two models, since I loaded all the maps for Western Canada into my handheld Garmin GPS and it has a number of features I use that I would not be without.  The InReach is strictly for sending coordinates to whoever is tracking me, for texting and, if ever needed, emergencies.

 

Where I hang out here in the Rockies west of Calgary, there is seldom cell service.  I do go both camping and hiking/fishing by myself.  I can text my Wife or Son and let them know that I'm alright and they can reply so I know they aren't worried.  Since I can text to anyone with a cell phone in the world, non critical emergencies can be handled without pushing the panic button. 

 

When I'm hiking the InReach sends out my position on either an every 10 minute or 30 minute basis.

 

Texts I send are sent immediately.  The InReach can run for up to 100 hours on a single charge, so to conserve power, it only checks for texts being sent to it every half hour.  You can tell it to check right away if you're in a hurry.

 

The plan I chose is $35 per month. which seems to cover my use almost every weekend and a few days in between.  This includes my 10 minute GPS coordinates and my texting.  In the months that I don't need to use it, I can put the account to sleep for $5 per month if I'm not using the device.  When I bought the unit, there was a $75 rebate that they honored, so my account currently has a credit on it.

 

Hope this review helps someone.






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