Find me! A status and emergency location service

findmespot is a gadget that uses GPS plus a satellite uplink to send a google maps link to someone to let them know where you are. It also has an emergency function that will send a distress call to search and rescue. Cost is about $100/year and they have a link to insurance that will pay search and rescue costs, too, if you need it. Since this doesn’t use cell phones or other land based communications, it will work just about everywhere there is a clear sky (continental, mostly – see the coverage map at the website). That means it might be a good thing to have if you do a lot of great basin exploring in areas as shown at the maps link!

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