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Personal Locator Beacons? #6908824
06/23/20 10:42 PM
06/23/20 10:42 PM
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North Central Idaho
Jumperzee Offline OP
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North Central Idaho
Curious what folks are using and their experience with them. Looking to purchase one, ideally with 2 way capability for periodic check in and/or emergencies. Any insight appreciated.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6908845
06/23/20 11:04 PM
06/23/20 11:04 PM
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juneau, alaska
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Most I know are using In-Reach. Pretty sure that's what they are called.
I still use smoke signals.


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6908871
06/23/20 11:38 PM
06/23/20 11:38 PM
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AK
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Garmin Inreach is what I and everyone else I know uses. The guides usually have satellite phones too.


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Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6908874
06/23/20 11:40 PM
06/23/20 11:40 PM
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Kentucky
KYtrapper2005 Online happy
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Kentucky
Being in the United States Air Force auxiliary Civil Air Patrol I recommend getting one. We can locate you through satellite if it sends out a distress signal


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Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6909207
06/24/20 12:26 PM
06/24/20 12:26 PM
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Posts: 377
Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
Been using the inreach and have been very happy with it.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6909541
06/24/20 06:39 PM
06/24/20 06:39 PM
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Washington
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I bought a used Spot sattelite texting device. Ill have to have a Grandkid set it up for me. Hopefully Ill get service with it.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6914294
06/29/20 01:27 AM
06/29/20 01:27 AM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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I also went with the Inreach. Sold my sat phone, tired of dropped calls. My plan is $50/ month for unlimited texting. Bluetooth connects with my I-phone for easy texting. Friends and family can track my where abouts. Has maps, gps, compass. Liking it so far.


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Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6915216
06/30/20 12:27 AM
06/30/20 12:27 AM
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Idaho
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In reach is the one I know of people using. Personally I go into the woods to get away from people, if I can't get myself out, well that is where I want to die anyways.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: bearcat2] #6920177
07/04/20 07:28 PM
07/04/20 07:28 PM
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Interior Alaska
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Originally Posted by bearcat2
In reach is the one I know of people using. Personally I go into the woods to get away from people, if I can't get myself out, well that is where I want to die anyways.
Your family would appreciate being able to find your corpse though.


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Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6920277
07/04/20 09:52 PM
07/04/20 09:52 PM
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No corpse ; no closure of an estate for 7 years for the family.
Been there ; done that.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6920379
07/04/20 11:23 PM
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Washington
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Yea, back when I owed my lawyer money, I thought hey, at least somebody will come find me if I get lost.
Now that Ive got him paid off, I had to either get divorced again or get a texting device. Thought Id try a texting device for a while.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6920719
07/05/20 12:15 PM
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Idaho
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I'm new to this married thing, I spent almost forty years single. Drives both me and the wife nuts. She thinks I should check in/plan more. I'm used to leaving the house to go hunting without deciding where I'm headed until I hit the end of the driveway, and coming back whenever I feel like it.

And yeah I'm not used to having anybody for an estate to go to.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6920731
07/05/20 12:23 PM
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Washington
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Dont worry about it bearcat2. She'll get your estate evenually, either my way, or your way.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6922867
07/07/20 03:30 PM
07/07/20 03:30 PM
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Western Alaska
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Western Alaska
Like mentioned I am a huge fan of the Garmin Inreach.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6986296
09/09/20 01:51 PM
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NE ON
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another vote for the inreach. flexible plans and great service. been using mine for 5 years now, no complaints. Really came in handy once when i was out by myself and broke down about 100kms from cell service.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6986390
09/09/20 03:35 PM
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Alaska and Washington State
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If you might be in a situation that requires a spit second to send out a distress signal (like on a boat) I think you should consider an ACR PLB. No bells and whistles like texting, but the service is free, and when you deploy it there is someone on the other end who actually takes it seriously.


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Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6986812
09/09/20 11:10 PM
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Ohio
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I use the Garmin inReach when working, hunting, or trapping in any area without cellular signal.
I consider it a courtesy as a carcass finding and retrieval device.
Not a good idea to conk out in a remote area and clutter the natural scenic beauty with a dead guy.
Plus I might have something on me that some greedy person might want.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6986885
09/10/20 01:48 AM
09/10/20 01:48 AM
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Interior Alaska
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I'm a firm believer in 1 is none and 2 is 1 so for trapping between my brother and I we carry an ACR Plb, Garmin inreach and an iridium sat phone. Mostly use the inreach but sat phone is great when you need instant feedback.

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Jumperzee] #6987271
09/10/20 01:35 PM
09/10/20 01:35 PM
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
I got an Inreach for my birthday. It was too scary to set up, so it just sat there for a few months. Finally got a grandchild to help me set it up. Synced it with my iphone so I can text directly from phone, through the Inreach.

I used it on a caribou hunt this fall. It was a lifesaver (and money saver....) for getting ahold of my pilot and reporting the weather at our camp.

I'm a big fan now, of satellite texting!

Pete

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? [Re: Loup loup] #6987467
09/10/20 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Loup loup
Yea, back when I owed my lawyer money, I thought hey, at least somebody will come find me if I get lost.
Now that Ive got him paid off, I had to either get divorced again or get a texting device. Thought Id try a texting device for a while.

LOL laugh

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