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  • #31
    Originally posted by R.Murphy View Post
    This may be overkill for your trip, but I stumbled across it today and thought it seemed like a very cool idea and worth a look. It's a GPS tracker which can summon help in critical emergencies.

    https://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=100
    I have seen these before, might be a good idea. I think Top Gear guys did something with one of these.
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    • #32
      Yup, with the hamster (Hammond) at the North pole (or somewhere near).
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      • #33
        Yeah. Those remote trips are tricky. Boundary Waters, while not remote, are off limits to anything motorized. So if you break a bone, get struck by lightning, or die, you get packed out. No one comes to get you. With that being said, when I got nailed, the guide with us had training on how to asses me for a stroke/issues, and CPR. He also had a satellite phone which he used to call a hospital in Cook to get advice to make sure I was ok overnight until they could pack me out the next morning. Is there something you could possibly rent, and only pay an extra fee if you use it? I have no idea how that works.
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        • #34
          How about bear spray? Works on two legged varmints too.
          There will be momma bears with cubs, and heaven help you if momma thinks you are a danger to junior.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by griffon View Post
            How about bear spray? Works on two legged varmints too.
            There will be momma bears with cubs, and heaven help you if momma thinks you are a danger to junior.
            Everyone will carry Bear Spray, this summer I will purchase some new cans and get rid of the old. I personally think Bear spray is better than any weapon you can carry, at least on 4 legged animals.
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            • #36
              I hear it works reasonably well on two-legged ones, too.

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              • #37
                Coop,

                I am not a medical expert. However, a bad medical issue could cause problems and ruin the trip.

                I work and have worked in remote areas and this is the general approach.

                1) Everyone has to pass a medical exam and pass an acceptance level that you set.
                2) One person needs to have advanced first aid if you will be in a remote area. Advance first aid can stabilize the patient for many hours or long enough to get to a doctor.
                3) Prepare for remote evacuation which includes either full radio contact or a sat phone.

                I am not sure exactly where you are going. The North slope has good medical facilities. Most of Alaska is probably served by air ambulance.
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