DeLorme InReach Satellite Communicator
A satellite-based text-messaging and tracking device
Go Big or Go Home: Epic Alaskan Adventures
Cruise ships and wildlife buses? The tourist staples miss the point of Alaska: It's the last real place to find an epic, crowd-free adventure on American soil. We've scoured the state for the best wilderness lodges, river trips, lonely highways, and DIY escapes. Bear mace not included.
What sat phone should I get for Patagonia and Antarctica?
I will be spending time hiking in Patagonia, climbing Mt. Vinson, and cross-country skiing in Antarctica. It seems a valuable piece of gear would be a satellite phone, but I don't see any reviews on Outside Online. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Chuck Sonoma, CA
What Victoria Jealouse, Snowboarder, Brings
Jealouse has been called snowboarding's most influential female rider. This fall, when she appears in Teton Gravity Research's Under the Influence, her 22nd film, she'll probably be carrying some of the following.
Whats the cost/benefit ratio of sat. messengers and personal locator beacons?
Have you tested the SPOT satellite messenger, specifically the tracking function that adds extra cost? Do you think its worth it? Stephanie Providence, Utah
Will a two-way radio work in deep canyons?
Will a high-range two-way radio work in deep canyons? I ask because my father, who is 77, likes to "trp around the backcountry," which has a lot of large canyons. This worries my mother sick, as he gets no cell phone signal there. Any ideas? John Genoa City, Wisconsin
Can You Hear Me Now?
Good! Let's talk about what our experience of the wilderness has lost now that it's cheap and easy to stay connectedno matter how far out there you go. Ted Kerasote explores the new wired wild.