Originally Posted by 1P8RIOT
I carry a SPOT device. It works great for letting my family know I'm not bear food in places that don't have cell service. Once I stop riding for the day, I hit the "checking in" button and it sends out an email or text message AND a link to google maps showing where you are.
i looked at a spot but was scared away by the crappy reviews and the issues with the "subscription" and "annual billing". seems it works great for those who are constantly in the woods and using the services, not so much for the guy who is only going to use it rarely.