This is the device hat I will be wearing during my six week canoe trip through the Northeast. It serves several functions:
1) It lets folks know that I am alright and where I am (1-3 each day).
2) It sends a custom message to my family.
3) It requests non-emergency support on the trail (Thanks Gordie Felt, Sandy Sheets and Sonia Cassell).
4) It brings in the big boys with the helicopters (and includes the insurance premium to make sure it happens.) It will also give real time positions at regular increments–but I don’t want to carry another 5 lbs of batteries.
Today I’ve begun running a public test. I will be transmit my position periodically during the day. You may check to see how things are working by clicking the Northern Forest Canoe Trail banner (right) or click this photo.