Garmin inReach Mini 2 Playlist – SOS

This is the first video in the new Mini 2 playlist called the Garmin inReach Mini 2 Playlist – SOS.

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The NUMBER 1 Reason to Have a Satellite Messenger/Communicator!

The most important reason to have a satellite communicator is to be able to call S.O.S. if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation or if you need to contact someone with 2-way messaging if in trouble but if it’s not life-threatening.

All the other functions, such as weather or topo maps are not life-threatening, but only a nice convenience.

Garmin inReach Mini 2

IERCC SOS Test

Once you by a satellite communicator, you should contact IERCC and setup an S.O.S. test. This test is easy to set up and will give you a lot more confidence how it works if you ever find yourself in a situation to use it.

I set up my own test and now have a lot more confidence in how it works and how fast they contact you.

IERCC SOS Emergency Test

Real Life Examples

I have had several close calls on outdoor adventures over the last thirty years. Here are a few of them.

  • Arkansas Hiking Trip – Came within two feet of a large rattlesnake.
  • Arkansas Hiking Trip – Came within one foot of a water moccasin
  • Colorado Hiking Trip – Altitude Sickness at 12,000 feet with no one around
  • Colorado Hiking Trip – Son needed help to get off the mountain after a long hike

These are only four of the ones I can recall, but I’m sure I could add a few more to my list. It’s no wonder my wife wants me to have a satellite communicator when I head into the mountains.

Final ThoughtsGarmin inReach Mini 2 SOS

I was on a hike in 2019 in the Rocky Mountain National Park when I came across another hiker that had a satellite messenger on him. This is the first time I hand heard of such a thing.

I asked him about what it was and he told me it was a SPOT Gen 3, and it gave his wife a lot of comfort knowing she could see where he was and know that he could call for help if he found himself in a life-threatening emergency.

It was soon after this that I bought my own satellite communicator. I have never been without one since then on any of my outdoor adventures.

You can learn more about the SOS features of the satellite messengers in the video below.

Garmin inReach Mini 2, Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator, Hiking Handheld, Orange & Backpack Tether Accessory for Garmin Devices
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Garmin inReach Mini 2, Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator, Hiking Handheld, Orange & Backpack Tether Accessory for Garmin Devices
  • Product 1: Compact, lightweight satellite communicator enables two-way messaging and interactive SOS globally (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices.)
  • Product 1: Navigate back to where you started by using TracBack routing
  • Product 1: Share your location with loved ones back home at any time (active satellite subscription required) by using your MapShare page or with your coordinates embedded in your messages
  • Product 1: Get accurate heading information using the digital compass — even when you’re not moving
  • Product 2: Backpack Tether
  • Product 2: Durable nylon harness wrap

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Garmin Backpack Tether Accessory for Garmin Devices, Black
  • Compatible with multiple Oregon, Alpha, inReach, GPSMAP, and eTrex devices.
  • Durable nylon harness wrap
  • 2-Inch - 14-Inch adjustable strap

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Garmin Spine Mount Adapter w/Cara, Black, Small
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Garmin Spine Mount Adapter w/Cara, Black, Small
  • Easily attach your compatible device to other spine mount products, including belts, backpacks and more. Includes aluminum carabiner.

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Anker Portable Charger, 313 Power Bank (PowerCore Slim 10K) 10000mAh Battery Pack with PowerIQ Charging Technology and USB-C (Recharge Only) for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More
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Anker Portable Charger, 313 Power Bank (PowerCore Slim 10K) 10000mAh Battery Pack with PowerIQ Charging Technology and USB-C (Recharge Only) for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More
  • Quality Throughout:Built adventure-tier touch with superior durability and scratch resistance, PowerCore Slim 10000 is premium both inside and out.
  • Slim Size, Big Power:One of the slimmest and lightest 10,000mAh portable chargers on the market. Provides 2.25 charges for iPhone 12, 1.6 charges for Galaxy S20 and 1.2 charges for iPad mini 5.
  • Versatile Charging: Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology combine to detect and deliver a tailored charge up to 12W, while the trickle-charging mode is the best way to charge low-power devices.
  • Superior Safety:Anker’s comprehensive MultiProtect safety system includes overcharge protection, short circuit protection, temperature control, and more.
  • What You Get: PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger, Micro USB cable (to charge the power bank, USB-C cable and Lightning cable not included), welcome guide, 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service

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Spot Gen 4 Satellite GPS Messenger | Handheld Portable GPS Messenger for Hiking, Camping, Outdoor Activities | Globalstar Satellite Network Coverage | Subscription Applicable
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Spot Gen 4 Satellite GPS Messenger | Handheld Portable GPS Messenger for Hiking, Camping, Outdoor Activities | Globalstar Satellite Network Coverage | Subscription Applicable
  • MEANT FOR ADVENTURE: Spot Gen4 provides critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond cell towers; Let family know you're ok or push the SOS button to send your GPS to emergency responders if you need help
  • NO CELL PHONE OR SERVICE-NO PROBLEM: With the Tracking feature Gen4 can transmit location updates when you are moving and when you stop; Keep one in your child's backpack for the walk home
  • GLOBALSTAR SATELLITE & SPOT products use GPS to determine location and transmit GPS coordinates to others; SPOT users can notify friends, family or emergency rescue their exact GPS coordinates
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: Spot Gen4 device, Strap and Carabiner, USB Cable, Batteries and quick start guide; Subscription required; Two service plans available
  • PURCHASE, ACTIVATE, EXPLORE: Grab a Spot Gen4; Activate by selecting your service plan; Get out there and explore the world with peace of mind

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