Satellite Phone Technology

With the creation of the SPOT emergency beacon, people have been going deeper into the forest, higher up the mountain, and further out of sight. As emergency rescues and more intense searches are happening with a higher frequency, the need to relay information and not just a "send the cavalry! I NEED HELP!" button is becoming more apparent. With devices such as the DeLorme inReach, you are now able to communicate the actual issue and get updates on ETA's. So, if you break a toe-nail, emergency services won't bill you hundreds of thousands of dollars to get picked up (probably because they will tell you to suck it up and walk out of there). However, if your friend is suffering from hypothermia, they know the tools they need to bring to save their life. 

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