Once again, we are teaming up with Backpacker's Get Out More Tour! Get Out More is a mobile tour that encourages outdoor activity and offers outdoor enthusiasts, like our SPOT customers, free workshops about the latest outdoor gear. The tour will bring the pages of Backpacker Magazine to life. Audiences can see the latest in outdoor gear and apparel in person and get a chance to win outdoor prizes.
The Get Out More Tour, led by outdoor experts Sheri and Randy Propster, will make over 60 stops at outdoor specialty retailers and festivals. At each stop, the Get Out More road team hosts an interactive seminar where audiences can check out the latest outdoor products like SPOT Connect.
SPOT Connect provides smartphone users connectivity to the Globalstar Satellite network for sending location-based messages from areas with limited or no cell coverage. By downloading the SPOT Connect App, SPOT Connect wirelessly communicates via Bluetooth when paired with a smartphone. Outdoor enthusiasts can maintain a line of communication when off the grid, getting out more!
The tour kicks off on April 7 in Raleigh, NC and will run through December 8, 2011 in Austin, TX. Go to the SPOT website for a complete list of tour dates.
Randy and Sheri will be using SPOT Connect throughout the tour so others can follow along on their SPOT Live Map.
For more information go to http://www.getoutmoretour.com/.
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.