By Louie Dawson
November 5, 2012
There are a few items I carry on every outdoor trip I do, mostly survival gear. One of those is my SPOT emergency beacon, officially called a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. Spot beacons differ from most emergency beacons because they aren't just an emergency beacon. They also have functions for less urgent situations. Last year in the North Cascades, when the car didn't start is a good example of SPOT's usefulness. I pressed the help button on my SPOT, there was already a foot of snow on the ground. If we didn't get my car out before the next storm, it would be stuck up there all winter.
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