Why posting to Social Media when you are lost is a very very stupid thing to do
Some notes from a recent search near Pitt Lake and musings on using a GPS track as a logbook.
Some recent news reports contain conflicting information on Cell phones and GPS reliability for SAR use, I attempt to clarify
Satellite Phones may not have 911 capability; users should know what number to call for rescue
Some comments about the recently announced Google Public Alerts system.
It seems that people are still confused about the difference between an emergency locator *beacon* and an avalanche *transceiver*
A review of a 3 day search on Vancouver island with significant logistical issues that were overcome by use of amateur radio.
A discussion of various ways SAR members can use smartphones
The biggest energy drain in a smart phone other than the cellular radio is the screen. Advice on how to best use this information, and preserve battery life