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Data from 10,000 inReach SOS incidents show that hikers and backpackers needing emergency assistance for injuries and other medical issues is the predominant inReach use case.
The Garmin inReach Messenger provides seamless messaging across cellular, WiFi, and satellite networks for only 4.0 ounces. It offers some compelling features over its closest competitor, the Zoleo Satellite Communicator, including an on-device display that makes it a viable standalone device when used without a smartphone.
Should/will the iPhone 14 replace my Garmin inReach (or similar satellite messaging devices)?
Maybe not everything about ultralight backpacking has to be optimized.
Further reflections on short trips vs. thru-hiking.
Cottage backpacking gear makers face supply chain and logistical challenges but find fulfillment in other aspects of their operations.
A well-timed winter backpacking trip allowed for priceless solitude at an oft-crowded Idaho hot springs.
Exploration and reflection on a backpacking trip in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness
If you are struggling to find a shelter that fits, you aren't alone. We provide some (mostly useful) advice in the context of a pop culture tour.