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Old 12-17-2016, 06:49 PM   #15
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Hi Paula, I think it is an excellent idea. As Troutboy said, we do get off the beaten path here in Colorado. Every year there are hikers or motor vehicles that are in distress and do not have emergency communications.

I'm going to do some research myself so when I'm out trail riding and if something bad happens, at least folks will know I need help and where I am.

We both gotta work it in the budget somehow.

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I have a McMurdo epirb which I carry on my wilderness canoe trips. It also accompanies us in our AS travels. It's not automatic, but if you "pull the rip cord", the Cavalry is coming...anywhere on the planet, without any subscription.
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I have a McMurdo epirb which I carry on my wilderness canoe trips. It also accompanies us in our AS travels. It's not automatic, but if you "pull the rip cord", the Cavalry is coming...anywhere on the planet, without any subscription.
Rich, Thanks for sharing. Can you tell me which McMurdo unit you wound up with? I took a quick look and found different models on Amazon, etc., with prices from low-mid $200's to over $800 I'm sure for different applications.

I also noted almost no reviews on nearly all of them. Maybe other sites would. Looks like most are made for offshore boaters/ sailors.

This has been in the back of my mind for some time although we are usually within Verizon cell service.
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The satellite systems work in the boonies where there is NO cellphone service. There are canyon roads in Colorado and Arizona that are close to civilization but there is NO cell coverage.

I have had a SPOT tracker for years and have never needed it. It only takes once to pay for itself.....
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Rich, Thanks for sharing. Can you tell me which McMurdo unit you wound up with? I took a quick look and found different models on Amazon, etc., with prices from low-mid $200's to over $800 I'm sure for different applications.

I also noted almost no reviews on nearly all of them. Maybe other sites would. Looks like most are made for offshore boaters/ sailors.

This has been in the back of my mind for some time although we are usually within Verizon cell service.
Fastfind 210. I've had it for 7 years and the battery still shows full, but it'll be time to send it in for a new one soon, I'd bet.
I suppose a review would only be valid if you had to use it. I'm sure some have, but you had better make sure it's a life or death circumstance.
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Fastfind 210.
I suppose a review would only be valid if you had to use it. I'm sure some have, but you had better make sure it's a life or death circumstance.
Actually that makes a lot of sense that most would not have experience and reviews if it was rarely ever used.....
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