How an inReach Communication Device Can Save Your Life


( – Even for experienced hikers and outdoors enthusiasts, the great outdoors can be an unforgiving — and all too often, deadly — place. Unexpected changes in the weather, accidental slips and falls, and even random encounters with wildlife can lead to life-threatening situations faster than most people want to imagine. This is why it is absolutely vital to be completely prepared before heading out into the great outdoors.

One item that can be a big help is the inReach Explorer from Garmin. The following video from HikingGuy explains why:

The inReach provides a way to send text messages in areas where cellphone reception is nonexistent, as it utilizes a global Iridium satellite network. While this can allow a hiker to send updates to friends and family, the device is also equipped with an SOS trigger, which is monitored 24 hours a day by a search and rescue center.

Garmin’s inReach also allows one to track their position and share this information with others, which could be life-saving should an accident occur. It gives precise information to search and rescue (SAR), so they can pinpoint a person’s location.

For more information on how to stay safe while hiking, take a look at our article about deadly mistakes made on the trail.

~Here’s to Your Survival!

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