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Choosing A Personal Locator Device – SPOT Gen 3 Satellite Messenger Review

On long remote hikes or deep winter endeavors injuries that would otherwise make for a bad day, can be deadly. Cell phone service here in the north east can unreliable, or non-existent on my T-Mobile phone. It’s important to be able to signal for help when you’re in trouble in the back country. This is where PLB’s and Satellite Communicators come in. Before I continue, I’d like to state that I’m going to cover these devices from a layman’s perspective without delving too far into how they work, what frequencies they work on, etc… 

Field Tested: Ultimate Direction Wasp (New Version) Pack Review

As a hiker turned newbie trail runner, more and more of my gear has started to seem heavy, cumbersome, and not well suited for the task. One of the most obvious pieces of gear is my day pack.  It was time to fix that problem. After much research and buying/returning I landed on the Ultimate Direction Wasp (2015 Version). I noticed there’s barely any reviews or information about this pack online so I figured I would write a review myself in hopes that I can help someone else in search for the right pack.