In our community, it’s probably not surprising that hikers and backpackers needing SOS assistance for injuries and medical issues are the dominant use-cases for inReach SOS triggers. It’s certainly the primary reason why I carry an inReach device – it adds that little bit of insurance for low-probability, high-consequence accidents.
Founder and publisher of backpackinglight.com since November 2000. My home is (currently!) Estes Park, Colorado, and my backyard trails are in the Rockies of Southeast Wyoming and Northern Colorado. I like packrafting, tenkara fly fishing, alpine climbing, and have a particular passion for traveling long distances off-trail without resupply. I'm online elsewhere at ryanjordan.com and Instagram.
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