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SPOT-ty Coverage

Piece of Mind I carry a Spot II Satellite GPS Messenger these days to give my wife peace of mind when I’m solo backpacking or winter hiking and mountaineering. It’s not a perfect solution, but it works well enough for me to still use it. Read on. While the Satellite …

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Reader Poll: Compass Use

Reader Poll I’m conducting an informal reader poll here (leave a comment). When was the last time you used a compass in the backcountry? Do you carry one with you whenever you go hiking or backpacking? Have you ever had to rely on your compass to get you out of …

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