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National Geographic: Gear of the Year 2010

National Geographic has selected the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator as one of its GPS Must-Haves for Fall and Winter. The DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator is one of 35 outdoor gear and tech products chosen. “SPOT’s Satellite Communicator pairs with Delorme’s Earthmate PN-60w GPS to create nothing less than a communication revolution: Smart as they are, personal locator beacons such as SPOT are the equivalent of a signal fire.” Other products on the list range from watches, snowboards that turn into a pair of skis to women’s boots made of natural and recycled rubber. Check it out! Learn more at natgeo.com.

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Dale, a retired community college administrator and instructor, is an avid hiker, backpacker and cyclist. At the age of 67, he now spends most of his free time hiking through the backcountry of Oregon and California alone and with fellow backpackers.

Like many hikers, Dale often worried about connectivity during his travels. This is why SPOT peaked his interest when reading one of his favorite magazines. Soon after, Dale visited REI to purchase his first SPOT device. In celebration of Memorial Day, Dale and 7 other hikers ranging from ages 51 to 74 decided to take a five day trip to Mattole Beach Campground near Petrolia, California. This time, he made sure to add his new SPOT Gen 3™ as a "must bring" item.

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