Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150


Excellent insurance for the solo hiker, hunter, or fisher(person).


  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Attaches firmly to gear


  • Contacts have to be carefully prepped to find the info sent.

I am a solo hiker, hunter, and fisherman who needs some insurance against accidents in the wild. I live within half an hour of the national forest, but if I got lost or had a serious accident off the trail, the results could be catastrophic without a GPS locating device.

I've used the SPOT 3 twice this summer and find its periodic reporting of my precise location very satisfactory.

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