Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse 3 Carbon
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I would do it, and I may. I do a lot of solo backpacking and cycling in the rockies. When I am going remote, I carry a SPOT Messenger
. It is an affordable way to have that extra bit of confidence. Most people who die in the backcountry sustain a fairly minor injury and then perish from lack of treatment. The SPOT gives you the ability to call for help and there is a great extraction insurance option to cover the costs.
That said, the best use it letting your loved ones know that you are ok. I press the "I'm OK" button every night when I get into camp and every morning when I set out. It sends email and text messages to your chosen people.
"I would be an historian as Herodotus was." Charles Olson