Alright i was wondering if many people on here carry a PLB when either stalking, walking or working on there own in remote/rural locations with dodgy/no phone reception.
I'm thinking about buying 1 for my dad for an early crimbo present, and would possibly also buy 1 for myself. Me, my brother and dad all work on our own in pretty rural locations and we never really know where each other are if a disaster happened, my bro said he was going somewhere the other day changed his mind and ened up 70 miles away from where he said he was.
I seen on another thread that someone uses a spot2 which also can monitor/send ur location every 10 mins so as well as ok, non urgent help and sos messages. In wot i could find last nite on net (which wasnae a lot) it looked ideal for wot we're after,
What are the other options and does any one know of any uk based companies that deal in them, would prefer to buy from a company that can advise u rather than internet shop. (There used to be a company that advertised in the SGA mag but i cannae see the advert in the recent 1)
From wot i can gather the spot2 is around the 100euro mark and cost about 100ish euro a year (could only find a dublin based company) but i seen u can pay a lot more 300-600 for a similar system but with no annual charge. Is that correct
I've jist came back from NZ and they are pretty much everywhere, any one who either walks(tramps), boating, hunting usually has there own personal 1 and usually the first thing they pack when going out, plus u can hire them everywhere. They reckon usually about a 1 hr response time pretty much anywhere in NZ and a heli will be there. I done a bit of walking and hunting over there and it is surprising the confidence it gives u when ur on ur own and if the brown stuff hits the fan the resue team will know exactlly where u are instantly.
Cheers for any help and advice