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Old 02-08-2008, 10:31 AM   #16
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The SPOT thingy looks pretty cool, and like a good deal as well. May have to look into that, as I enjoying riding alone to places that aren't saturated with people or traffic.

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:58 AM   #17
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I usually leave a note or call my wife and give a general area of where
I am headed. The time is up in the air. I figure if I'm said I'd be home
sometime tonight and in the morning when she woke up she might get
worried. If I'm going to be much later than planed I'll try and get in touch.

I have asked her witch Deputy she wanted to notify her in case I'm dead.
I really wouldn't care who it was if I was in the hospital.

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Old 02-13-2008, 12:46 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Lone Rider
Dependencies.......from other people and on other people.

The 38 y/o Morman dude with 3 wives and a sht-load of kids looking for the next trail to heaven in remote places will have a different outlook than the silver-spoon, gap-year chick wanting to change the World while flicking off her parents, and the 58 y/o guy who denounced the World and still dealing with Agent Orange, and the 41 y/o ex-punker, ex-dot commer with more money than Jesus who is day-trading via satellite while patching his flat tire in the Atacama, and the 28 y/o hot Scandanavian chick who never really wanted to be a lesbian and is trying to escape those emotional and physical bonds, and the old-fart couple that just doesn't care what in the Hell is going on around them...and there are a couple of others....

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Old 02-13-2008, 12:52 PM   #19
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I'm with you Geode. I never tell anyone to expect to hear from me. I've spent about eight years outside of the US just wandering around the world. I used to call home maybe three times a year. I'd send a few postcards maybe. Now with the internet I can stay in touch pretty well. Even still, I wasn't heard from for a few months on my last trip when I was out in Africa laid low with Malaria. Fortunatly nobody expects to hear from me. Well once my father said he was going to call the state department to have them look for me, but he would have had them looking in SE Asia when I was actually in Pakistan so it wouldn't have worked anyway.

That tracking device sounds really cool. If I do another trip, I'll get that- and maybe some insurance this time (I prolly should have gotten insurance in the past).
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:21 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Chasqui
I guess that this is a relatively new technology. Google SPOT Messenger to see their web site. It is a satellite tracker that for around $100 lets you send "I'm OK" messages to select e-mails, and for an extra $50 will track your route on a Google earth map and send it to a web site that can be accessed by all that have the URL.
Kinda neat uh? I'm thinking about getting one for my upcoming solo (so far) trip to Panama.
BTW will be leaving early March and am looking for some company.
You might want to read about my experience with SPOT. There's a great thread here:
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