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Why is it good to carry a cell phone or satellite phone when you go hiking? October 20, 2013

Filed under: Hiking,Safety,Walking — bigfootmarty @ 5:58 pm
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Hiking is one of the most beautiful and environment friendly activities you can practice, especially if you do it with friends and/or family members.

Like any other outdoor activity, hiking also presents challenges and demands from those who practice it, to be precautious, and the list of items that you are suggested to take with you is endless too, from a compass, to an ice axe (if so is the environment in which you’ll be traveling) to other more specific items like flashlights (if you’re staying the night) or a GPS if you’re not in the knowledge of the zone.

And here’s the interesting part we talk about. Some smartphones (mostly the latest generation) have a GPS and compass so you can find your way around, you can even use a tablet computer to have a map that can show you the way and help you get to your desired destination safely.

It is important to say that hiking usually takes place in areas that are far from civilization (mountains, open fields, mountain tops, etc.) And it is more frequent than you think that most of the participants, may not be too familiar with the area, this of course is very risky.

So, what’s the good part of carrying a cellphone, satellite phone or 3G enabled tablet? Well, here’s the thing, if you find yourself in an emergency situation, you could probably call for help, but how could tell the rescue team about your location? One way is to use the coordinates stored in your GPS so they can find you.

But what if for any reason, reception is bad and they can barely hear you? Well, here’s the secret, <a href=”http://www.telcodepot.com/phone-service”>phone service</a>  providers can pin point your location using a combination between the GPS of your phone and the location given by the antennas to which you connected last so it’ll be easy for rescuers to find your location and provide help.</p>

<p>And what about a satellite phone? Well satellite<a href=”http://www.telcodepot.com/phone-systems”>phone systems</a>  also pin point your GPS location as the first step before letting you make a call, so, just as with a cell phone your location can be pin pointed and rescuers can reach you quickly and provide help.</p>

<p>So, you see, next time you go hiking, don’t forget to carry a means of communication, of course, our desire is that you have a great experience, and by the way, don’t forget to share the places where you have been lately using the space below. <a name=”_GoBack”></a></p>

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