It is easy to understand the importance of SPOT Gen3 for outdoor people, whether professionals or amateurs, but even more so for companies that have their operation in the vast ...
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As much as I like to disconnect from technology when I head out on an adventure, the reality is that my iPhone and iPad are essential to my work as an outdoor, adventure and travel writer. Even when I’m not online, I use both for taking pictures, keeping track of notes on products I’m testing, and writing drafts of blog posts and articles.
I recently lugged both with me on a ten-week trip through the South Pacific. Seeing as I would encounter different electrical outlets along the way (and had a number of devices to charge), I was curious to see how I would keep my iPhone and iPad powered and ready to use at all times. I carried the necessary adapters for various countries but had no way of plugging in multiple items at a time. I also had no way of charging a device when I was in transit and didn’t have access to an outlet.
“Made with real meat!” Okay, that label is not necessarily going to sell me. Not a vegetarian, but a veggie/grain lover, I wasn’t sure what to make of the bucket of freeze-dried Mountain House breakfasts sitting on my desk.
Reviewer Megan Kopp puts the Mountain House “Just in Case Breakfast Assortment” to the test.
It is easy to imagine the target market for this phone: all of us adventurers, whether amateurs or professionals, reaching places where cell coverage is non-existent. So I got my partner Nick Sharpe, a mountain guide, to test the SPOT Global Phone during two trips to the Wapta Icefield, in Banff National Park.
Conrad Kain was born in Austria and moved to Canada in 1909, when he was 25 years old, to be the first professional mountain guide of the Alpine Club of Canada. Over the next 25 years he garnered an impressive list of more than 60 first ascents and new routes in the Canadian Rockies and Purcell Mountains.