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Wired Magazine - SPOT Passes Extreme Test

wired_logoAs seen in the March 2010 issue of Wired Magazine.

By Joe Brown

How do you truly test a device that beams your coordinates into space and dispatches a rescue squad to your exact location? You get lost. Read More >

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Bill and his comrade

bill_hunting 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.

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