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Beacon..........do you carry one ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Armed in Utah, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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    Armed in Utah

    Armed in Utah [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:48 PM
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    DVexile

    DVexile Exiled to the East

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    I carry the same. Plus a Spot beacon so I can also send periodic "OK" messages a few times a day to keep family members from worrying.
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:51 PM
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    DaveInDenver

    DaveInDenver Not Actually in Denver

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    I have an EPIRB but went to a SPOT a couple of years ago.

    I figure I gave up some potential SHTF functionality for more practical usage to me. Sure, I'd trust the USAF and NOAA to handle a SAR more than GEOS in a real emergency but 99% of the time breadcrumbs and an email to my wife are really what I need.
     
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  4. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    BlackBuzzard

    BlackBuzzard Well-Known Member

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    Yes....I carry the ACR. It's NOT AAA!

    Gotta be a life-threatening situation to activate.

    I carry it backpacking, and dirt bike riding that takes me 100miles deep into Utah backcountry.
     
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  5. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    koditten

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    Yeah, but I use it to light up long stuff sticking way past the back of the truck.
     
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  6. Dec 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    I just use an unnecessary amount of periods.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    Armed in Utah

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    oh.................................................................................................................................
     
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  8. Dec 20, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    REDdawn6

    REDdawn6 Well-Known Member

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    I clicked for bacon.... Damnit!
     
  9. Dec 20, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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    steelhd

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    Thats.........a........ thought........... provoking..............question.
     
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  10. Dec 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM
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    Armed in Utah

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    get a Beacon............$260

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Dec 24, 2017 at 2:58 PM
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    Armed in Utah

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  12. Dec 24, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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    Farcedude

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    Have a Delorme inReach (newer ones are Garmin inReach). Carry it when out wheeling as a backup. A few years back I was on a mountain in Colorado and a person from another party took a bad fall, and the inreach made the difference in getting SAR there sooner (no cell. The folks from GEOS quickly connected me with the county sherriff’s office, and in a fairly tight valley we were able to get a message out every 5-10 minutes. From that experience, I have confidence in the system behind the inreach. Also, the maps on the app that comes with it are pretty nice.
     
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  13. Dec 24, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    igno1tus

    igno1tus How does this site know about everyone's member ?

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    Someone say bacon ?
     
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