The Delorme inReach devices are awesome, they are able to send and recive messages to and from Camp even in the most remote areas. Though it is primarily intended for emergency situations and the message function is only available for base camp to see; this little thing allows friends and family to follow their camper as they travel throughout the wilderness.
When trips depart each week, we will post a picture of the group members and who are carrying a Delorme. You will then be able to click on a provided link and follow the group on a map. The device sends a signal every ten or fifteen minutes to update the map.
If their is an emergency or the group is in need of special assistance the Delorme has buttons to alert the level of help needed. In extreme situations the group may hit the S.O.S. button to alert emergency rescue providers. The added functionality of the message system allows us to know exactly what the issue is and respond accordingly.
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