- Jan 18, 2007
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- Bethlehem, NH
Just for the record:For what it is worth I own two PLBs' I own an ACR Terra Fix 406 and a SPOT
Hard to say much with so little info in the reports.
Just for the record:
PLB refers to a specific class of radiobeacons that connect to Cospas-Sarsat, an international SAR alert system run by several governments around the world (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLB http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cospas-Sarsat). SPOT is not a PLB--it is an alternative using the commercial GlobalStar satellite system.
Regarding this article, I have often thought about being miles in the middle of nowhere and breaking a shoe. Not a good situation.
No offense was meant. Someone said something similar in the WMUR comments section* and it fit in with the general absurdity.
I know 50 year old women who could outhike me any day of the week. I climbed my first mountain with my 63 year old great aunt. She was patient waiting up for me.
However, If you did feel offended, please give me a red square to request a more personal apology via pm.
* As a younger nerd, I championed the Internet for giving everyone a voice. Once the newspapers began adding 'comment sections' after the articles, I began to see a downside to that.