PLB’s: What happens when you push that button?

11 Mar

So you’ve splurged and bought one of those new Spot personal locator beacons.  Hopefully you’ll never have to use its emergency functions, but what if you do?  What happens when you open the safety cap and hit the ‘9-11’ button?

Wired Magazine’s Joe Brown found out.  After coordinating with Spot, the GEOS International Emergency Response Center in Houston, and local rescue authorities, he purposely got lost.  Here’s the video:

Related: Idiots in the Outdoors: Yuppie 9-11

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Posted by on March 11, 2010 in Outdoor Adventure


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