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Delorme inReach: A No Brainer

December 17, 2015
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If you spend anytime at all out of cell phone coverage, you owe it to yourself to look into one of these units. Everyone, especially this new breed of young, in shape, extreme backpack hunters, wants to think that they’re tough enough to survive any conditions, any situation, and walk out of the mountains on their own everytime they go in, but that’s not always the case. All it takes is one wrong step, one unexpected weather change, or any other kind of accident totally out of your control, to turn a situation deadly. The inReach device allows you to communicate, via text message, with the outside world at anytime. It can be paired to your smartphone via bluetooth so you can use your phone to type and read messages like normal. You can turn the tracking and location on so that the person recieving your messages can track you and see the exact locations where the messages were sent from. It’s also equipped with an SOS button that can be activated in an emergency so that help can be notified and a rescue can take place. If you are using an insurance policy such as Global Rescue, you can set them up to be notified when you activate the SOS. Aside from being able to communicate in the event of an emergncy, the inReach plays a vital role in my outfitting business on a day to day basis during hunting season. I spend large amounts of time out of coverage and this device allows me to comunicate with hunters that are in the process of leaving home/ traveling to camp, so they can let me know if they are delayed, lost, or need anything. I cant tell you how many times I’ve been able to avoid a problem or crisis becasue I was able to communicate with hunters and my guides, while out of normal service. The service plans are very affordable and the device is very easy to use. I would highly reccomend it to anyone!

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Zach Knowles is a professional outfitter and guide as well as doing contract camera work for an outdoor television show in some of the most extreme destinations anywhere in the world. He thrives in the harsh places and isn't afraid to take on any challenge in any terrain. Zach’s family has been in the hunting and outfitting business since he was a small child and he spent a lot of his young years in Saskatchewan where his father outfitted 70+ deer and bear hunts a year. At 12 years old Zach harvested an elk, mule deer, and antelope on a trip to Wyoming and it was then that his love of the mountains and western hunting was born. Since then he has gone on to guide and harvest many more animals from Alaska to Mexico, to the Middle East. He owns and operates Xtreme Outfitters, running 60+ whitetail, mule deer, mountain lion, and sheep hunts a year. When he’s not guiding or hunting for himself, you'll find him in the team roping arena or at the ranch taking care of his commercial cow herd.