Originally Posted by Mr.Cairo
Another +1 on the ham radio and the SPOT, model with the texting ability.
Now the really important thing, just don't start a forest fire using the flares!
If you're in a western forest, and you use flares. . . you'll likely be starting a fire. Besides, who's going to see you out in the sticks, and come to your assistance? Someone may see that glow in the trees/brush and think it a UFO and start poking around out of curiosity?
I'd hate to see a forest fire started by an "Adventure Rider" because he deployed a flare after getting himself into an overnight position.
Sleeping int he woods is actually nice if you are (even slightly) prepared. Running from a forest fire is never nice
(I can only imagine the horror level increases greatly if it's a fire you had started).