November 8, 2010

A Different Kind of GPS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of SPOT. All opinions are 100% mine.

We have been spending a lot of time in the woods this past week since hunting season opened last weekend.

In a previous post I mentioned how we liked to stay off the trails as the deer just don't take to much to them as we humans do.

For the past couple of years, we have been using a handheld GPS tracking device that works just like a compass.

It is better than a compass though because we can track our progress as points on this device, and all we have to do is follow the path on the GPS screen to get us back to our starting point.

We seldom go off the beaten trail without this device with us, because where we go, there is no reception for our cell phones.

This has often made me a bit nervous - what would happen if we ran into trouble, or one of us got hurt.

We are not youngsters anymore, and even though my husband reassures me that we are the toughest things in the woods when he has his weapons, I still worry about it.

I remember the big bear in the backyard last autumn, and I know we are in his territory.  My husband's black powder rifle only has one shot, and I hope is aim is good.

Now, if we had something like the SPOT Satellite GPS messenger, we would be able to contact help with just a push of the button.

This device uses satellite technology that even works in the areas that cell phones don't.  To me, it sounds like a necessary piece of equipment for hunters as well as hikers and adventurers.

GPS devices have come a long way since our little handheld one!

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