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Iridium Extreme Sat Phone
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Iridium Extremet Sat Phone – like new – used for one hike.  Comes will all original cords/accessories.

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Navigation and Communication Devices: Strengths, Limitations, and Use Cases
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In this video, I will cover various types of navigation and communications devices, their benefits and limitations, and use case scenarios where you might use one or a combination of multiple devices.

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Garmin Inreach Mini
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First generation. Excellent condition. Used to send a handful of texts, otherwise just kept turned off and in my pack on a few trips.  Comes just as pictured here.

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FS Garmin inReach Mini 2
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For Sale: Garmin inReach Mini 2, with original box, carabiner, usb cable, manual and backpack tether. Like New, used on one trip. Asking $275, PayPal or Venmo, fees and USPS…

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Staff Picks 2023
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Our staff selects their favorite hiking, backpacking, and other backcountry gear that they’ve used in 2023 – the next edition of our infamous Staff Picks!

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Publisher’s Gear Guide Update (Nov ’23)
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The Publisher’s Gear Guide has been updated. This gear guide contains recommendations in various categories by Backpacking Light Publisher and Founder Ryan Jordan. This is the gear he actually chooses to use on his own trips.

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Rocky Talkie Mountain Radio
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Gear reviews from our staff and members, buy/sell used, shopping tools, and more about the Rocky Talkie Mountain Radio.

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Bivy Stick satellite communicator
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Bivy stick in like new condition. I really like many of the device’s features: simplicity, lightweight, easy account start/stop. I signed up for the ‘Plus’ account level and used it…

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Gear Guide: Satellite Messaging Devices (“Messengers”)
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This gear guide summarizes the category of satellite messaging-centric devices, i.e., devices that focus on satellite messaging as its primary, rather than secondary, function. This is in contrast to navigation-centric devices (which usually offer integrated mapping on the device), such as the Garmin inReach Explorer or Garmin GPSMap.

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WTB Garmin InReach Explorer+.
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Found one.  Thanks.     SSIA – I am looking for an inReach Explorer Plus. Please email me if you have one for sale.  thanks [email protected]

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Spot Gen 4 Satellite GPS Messenger
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Spot Gen 4 used 2years. In very good condition, includes USB power cable and Strap/Carabiner. VENMO $70 – CONUS shipping included.  

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Inreach mini
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Inreach mini and case and charger 200. 00 free shipping! Sorry but I won’t go any lower! thanks

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Garmin InReach Mini For Sale
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Garmin InReach Mini (ver 1); Black Includes box & all accessories, instructions $150 shipped, I’ll cover PP fees I’ve owned this for 1 year & rarely carried it – account…

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Garmin InReach Mini 1st Gen – Black SOLD
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Garmin InReach Mini first gen with normal wear and tear, with all accessories and original box included. Bought a year ago. Paypal includes fees and shipping in continental US.

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WTB: used inReach
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Found one.  Thanks.

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Garmin inReach Explorer +
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I purchased the Explorer + and initially activated it, but it’s never been used, as before I did I changed to the original inReach Mini instead.  It’s in brand new…

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2022 Backpacking Light Members Choice Awards
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First annual Members Choice Awards – what gear do our members use and love as we near the end of 2022?

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Hiking and Backpacking Injuries and Other Medical Issues Dominant inReach SOS Incidents
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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.

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Episode 68 | Unpacking the New Garmin inReach Messenger
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In today’s gear short episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we’re going to talk about the brand new Garmin inReach Messenger and how it fits into the broader market of satellite communications devices for backcountry users.

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Garmin inReach Messenger
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Gear reviews from our staff and members, buy/sell used, shopping tools, and more about the Garmin inReach Messenger.

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