Campers, hikers, kayakers, and outdoor enthusiasts take note: a personal locator beacon should be on the top of your packing list when heading into the great outdoors for an adventure.
This handy gadget could be a lifesaver if you become lost or hurt while traveling off the grid. The ACR Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon relays your exact position to a global network of Search and Rescue satellites. ResQLink broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that tells rescuers who you are and where you are located to aid in search and rescue missions.
This small, waterproof, lightweight personal locator beacon contains not only the local homing signal to aid in search and rescue, but also an LED strobe that will help rescuers find you once they are close.
Once activated, the ACR Electronics ResQLink 406 personal locator beacon continues to transmit your homing signal for up to 30 hours in normal conditions.
While it should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger after you’ve exhausted all other self-rescue possibilities, the ACR Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon is a handy gadget that all outdoor adventurers should consider owning.
The ACR Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon retails for $280 and is available on the REI website.
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