GearJunkie.com, a top outdoors-adventure web site, has unveiled a web channel dedicated to SPOT! As a world-traveling adventurer and journalist, Stephen Regenold - a.k.a. The Gear Junkie -- has hiked, climbed, skied, and biked from Patagonia to the Himalayas of Nepal. Now you can follow Regenold and the Gear Junkie team online via interactive SPOT Adventures maps as they continue the adventures this year in the U.S. and beyond. Check out the site: http://gearjunkie.com/spot-adventures.
As seen in the Father’s Day 2010 issue of The Fisherman.
On the Water: SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
By Capt. John N. Raguso
If you’re boating or near water, see how SPOT should be one of your tools of the trade. Download the PDF here of the complete article.
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is described as the “battle royale” that “braves mountain passes and windswept valleys of the Continental Divide from hinterlands of the Canadian Rockies to badlands of the Mexican Plateau.” With one single mammoth stage of 2,745 miles, this race is as huge as the West. Starting in Banff, Alberta, Canada and finishing in Antelope Wells, New Mexico, this self-supported mountain bike race took off on June 10 and the participants are well on their way to New Mexico. Tour Divide holds some major credibility because there are no prizes: just passionate riders with blood, sweat and tears. Check it out as the clock runs non-stop!
To follow it live click here. The website also has some great history and photography.
As seen on USAToday.com on June 10, 2010:
GPS Tools can keep you safe on summer outings
By Kim Komando of CyberSpeak
Kim Komando, a respected tech blogger, included SPOT in her editorial about different GPS devices that can help keep you safe this summer during your next adventure. Check it out at here.
Here’s a cool organization, Offroad Passport, that integrated SPOT units in their off-road website by using SPOTadventures.com accounts that allow everyone in their club to follow their adventures. Anyone can set up a SPOT Adventures Account. Get creative with how you use SPOT Adventures. See how Offroad Passport did it here!
Bill, current President of Ruby Valley Search and Rescue and a "retired" Army pilot, is an avid hunter and fisherman. Needless to say, Bill spends a lot of time outdoors; he jokingly states he knows most trees on a first name basis.
Several years ago, Bill developed a preparedness plan, which included having a SPOT device. He even developed a messaging system for friends and family on his contact list: (1) Check In message in the morning and evening to family and friends, (2) Check In messages back to back to let them know he got an elk, and (3) Check In messages back to back to let everyone know that he was headed out of the backcountry.