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PostPosted: June 11th, 2020, 2:17 pm 
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The Outdoor Gear Lab website has a nice review of the main choices for off-the-grid two-way communication devices.

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We have come a long way in the past decade. That Spot Connect I bought in 2012 was replaced by the Garmin inReach Explorer+ in 2017. It is an investment I still feel good about, even given some of the attractive new choices out there.

https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/ ... mmunicator

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PostPosted: June 11th, 2020, 5:28 pm 
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Thanks for sharing. I should have something like this. P.

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I'm still looking to borrow or rent one of these. Cheryl mentioned she *may* have one, or we might rent one from an outfitter for our expedition this year. One of the outfitters (Mattice Lake Outfitters) where we're going just bought a few Spot devices this year.

It's a bit hard to find something compact, if difficult to use, with a Big Red Button, and the capability of two way satellite SMS; at least it is to rent or borrow. I don't want to invest in something like this until I know it will work for us.

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