June 22nd, 2010

SPOT!! Got one?

It is NOT a replacement for a transceiver or other safety equipment, but it is a great additional tool to carry.  The new messenger gives you the option to pre-program a text message and/or e-mail you’d like to attach to an outgoing signal.  You can pre-program this message on their website once you register the unit.  
I purchased my SPOT messenger near the end of last season and used it on our annual Chatter Trip.  It was great!!  I sent an e-mail to my wife via SPOT a few times a day the three days we stayed at the cabins.  When you have limited or no contact methods for several days it is extremely helpful.  
Check out a quick SPOT video HERE!