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    Travel Safely, Be Prepared, Carry a PLB or better.

    Here is a post I found in a Vic High Country Group on Facebook and had to share it here. A great reminder from the guys in the sky.


    Quote Originally Posted by James Deen View Post
    Hello everyone. Thanks for allowing me to join your group.

    Having had a gentle peruse through recent posts I can see a large number of people are wanting to take in the high country to enjoy the winterscape this season.
    I’m an avid 4x4er and camping enthusiast in my time away from work. My work has me as one of the states (Victoria) airborne search and rescue assets. We’ve had quite a few calls/rescues in the last couple of weeks with people being unprepared and subsequently getting vehicles stuck. Not only the unprepared, but the prepared (if you can call them that) are also getting themselves into trouble.

    Reason for my post is to highlight the importance of taking suitable comms with you up there. When I say suitable, I’m referring to satellite comms.
    At a bare minimum please buy/take a PLB. Mobile phone coverage is not always available and with a stuck vehicle, people are walking hours in unfavorable weather conditions to find reception. This is where a seemingly basic situation becomes life threatening.
    The best sat comm I can recommend are the ‘Communicators’ like the Garmin inReach. You may not require emergency services because you’re stuck and can message people/loved ones to seek help.

    With a PLB we can fly to within a handful of meters of your location, without one, we can spend days looking for you and in so many cases, never find you.

    We spend thousands on 4x4 modifications, for just a few hundred dollars you can ensure you’re fully prepared. If your heading up to the high country this winter, fully prepared means having a PLB at a minimum, a Communicator as ideal or a Sat phone in the perfect world.

    I don’t wish to offend or scare (too much) anyone but I see first hand how family’s lives are ripped apart because a loved one perished in the bush when a couple hundred $$$’s would have seen them reunited with their family.

    Enjoy the the beauty of a white high country everyone. It truly is a beautiful place.

    Stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    The PLB has a permanent spot in the Patrol door pocket, and on me if we go for a walk. Cheap insurance and they last a minimum of seven years.
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    What is a PLB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrazilianY60 View Post
    What is a PLB?
    A Personal Locating Beacon.
    Its a Nissan! =====> Its a Keeper!! ....... Got a TD42 in it BONUS!! ....... I'm a lucky bugger! I've got 2 of em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    Yeah have the Garmin Inreach for work good little things handy for text messages if needed. . EPIRB lives in GQ now after 12 /24 hour meetup time miscommunication and crazy storm at night cossising butcher link. . .

    Yeah couple of years ago went up behind Marysville after big dump, heap of cars no winches, slid into ditch and the no getting out. . But even when your prepared shit can still happen. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossco View Post
    Yeah have the Garmin Inreach for work good little things handy for text messages if needed. . EPIRB lives in GQ now after 12 /24 hour meetup time miscommunication and crazy storm at night cossising butcher link. . .

    Yeah couple of years ago went up behind Marysville after big dump, heap of cars no winches, slid into ditch and the no getting out. . But even when your prepared shit can still happen. . .

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    Hahaha. I read that twice and then checked to see if it was MB...

    Yeah my PLB won't let me message but it will let me push thr Red Button. I hope I never use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    Yeah I'm happy with just the red button, for me that's all ever really need ( if / when that time comes lol. . )

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    Agree, bought my first one in 1997 for the 7 week Kimberley trip. It expired and have a second one, which is currently with my daughter who is backpacking thru Iceland of all places, camping as well. It will work there, just hope it isn't needed.

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    Agreed, keep it very simple for our Littlens, EPIRBís are only for Life & Death
    Worth teaching our Families/Crews when and what requires a Full Emergency PING and or just simply a Recovery from Mates in a Few Days Safe Time, SAT PHONE $30 a month backup for our extra curricular activities is cheap


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