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    Tracking - Two Way SOS

    A while ago there was a thread that related to a coiuple of young blokes that perished in a very remote location.

    http://www.inreachdelorme.com/

    This is another possibility/option to being safe in remote places.
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    I have moved your thread under - The Great Outdoors - Survival In The Outback as I feel it is better to be here rather than in the general thread.

    I have also renamed the thread title to suit better

    Good find mate

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    I've heard of these, very similar to EPIRB ,but you press one button says all ok. press 2nd button says we're stuck but can get going again, 3rd says something like injured not life theatenening but will require assistance. If it will save a life great, every remote area traveller should have one.
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    This device will synch with your smart phone and allow you to send detailed text messages via sattelite.... Not cheap, but if you are in a mountain of bother, whats a few dollars. The device you are talking about (I think) is the spot location device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NissanGQ4.2 View Post
    I have moved your thread under - The Great Outdoors - Survival In The Outback as I feel it is better to be here rather than in the general thread.

    I have also renamed the thread title to suit better

    Good find mate

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    Thanks mate.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldcomfort View Post
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    Hmmm... interesting bit of kit. Very expensive service charges tho, $20 per month (or more) 50 cents per text (or more) and a charge for track points.

    Looks like it is essentially a combined EPIRB and tethered SMS Sat Modem sorta.

    SPOT would still be my weapon of choice and a Sat Phone if you want two way comms but I can def see why it would be good for some people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the evil twin View Post
    Hmmm... interesting bit of kit. Very expensive service charges tho, $20 per month (or more) 50 cents per text (or more) and a charge for track points.

    Looks like it is essentially a combined EPIRB and tethered SMS Sat Modem sorta.

    SPOT would still be my weapon of choice and a Sat Phone if you want two way comms but I can def see why it would be good for some people.
    Sorry mate I have never hear of SPOT are you referring to this mob http://www.findmespot.net.au/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NissanGQ4.2 View Post
    Sorry mate I have never hear of SPOT are you referring to this mob http://www.findmespot.net.au/

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    Yep, they use them by the thousands in the Mines here in W.A.

    In the remote areas every individual and also every vehicle has on for the drillers, ssurveyors, exploration guys etc.

    For us dudes, The Dogman has one he got a few yaers ago... they work gangbusters eh Doggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by the evil twin View Post
    Yep, they use them by the thousands in the Mines here in W.A.

    In the remote areas every individual and also every vehicle has on for the drillers, ssurveyors, exploration guys etc.

    For us dudes, The Dogman has one he got a few yaers ago... they work gangbusters eh Doggy
    Thanks mate, will have a read of that site as well
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