Emergency Beacons

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Owners instructed to return their beacons to company’s headquarters for repair

Making sure you’re always safe and found

Guess what? The grid is expanding and we predict in the next five years, you won't be able to unplug—even in the backcountry.

GPS locator SPOT launched in 2007—and has already notched 3,000 rescues

The outdoors can be deadly if you're unprepared. But these gear items will help you make it home alive—even if everything else goes wrong.

It makes no difference to Mother Nature whether you’re a few hundred feet outside the resort boundary or deep in the backcountry. At a minimum, if you plan to ski any uncontrolled slope, you need four things: a buddy, a beacon (worn over your midlayer, not stuffed in your pack), a shovel, and a probe.

I'm going to Nepal to trek the Annapurna Circuit and would like to send a message home letting family know I'm okay. Will the Spot or ACR personal locator beacons work, and, if so, which do you recommend? Steve Apple Valley, CA

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