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#7059507 - 11/09/12 P.L.B  
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Personal Locator Beacon

There have been some pretty lengthy discussions in this forum about having a P.L.B. with you in the back country.

This story is a perfect example of how they can save your life.

http://missoulian.com/news/state-an...c42b37c-29c0-11e2-9170-001a4bcf887a.html

I know some guys feel that it ruins the purity of the wilderness experience, but you can bet your ass this guy and his family are glad he had one.

I carry the DeLorme InReach which allows two way text messaging when paired with a smart phone.


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#7060787 - 11/09/12 Re: P.L.B [Re: elkhunter_241]  
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Makes me glad my Inreach will be here Monday.

They stopped traffic in front of the Ennis hospital that day with that helicopter in the highway. I suppose they were dealing with this. I've seen that helicopter flying all over, they must be busy!

#7061336 - 11/10/12 Re: P.L.B [Re: headwatermike]  
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That's like the prototypical scenario of how it's all supposed to work. Fortunate there was a helicopter in the vicinity. From way out there to the hospital in a little over 2 hours is pretty amazing.
I hope the guy recovers.


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#7061444 - 11/10/12 Re: P.L.B [Re: snubbie]  
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Wow that gives you chills


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#7061832 - 11/10/12 Re: P.L.B [Re: Irving_D]  
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Originally Posted by Irving_D
Wow that gives you chills


No doubt!

#7063784 - 11/10/12 Re: P.L.B [Re: Huntr]  
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I carry a fast find. It cost a few hunderd up front cost but no monthly fee. Reviews are very good.

#7096064 - 11/20/12 Re: P.L.B [Re: gwl]  
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We used a DeLorme InReach on our last 4-day backpacking trip.
Very satisfied with it as it allowed the folks back home to track our progress.
We had it set to send out a location ping every 4 hours.
I hope we never have to utilize it in an emergency but it's nice to know it's there.


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