After enjoying a beautiful day out on the water, spending time with family and friends, you start up the engine to head back to shore and realize that your boat has run out of fuel. When you reach for your phone, you realize that you have no cell service and you’re outside of VHF range. Instead, reach for your SPOT.
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Boat safety products: SPOT HUG.
Other SPOT Assist services: SPOT Assist Roadside
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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.