Every year thousands of people go off on what they think is going to be a wonderful adventure in the woods only to wind up in trouble and having to rely on emergency services to rescue them.
Even experienced campers and hikers can find themselves in need. Unexpected weather, a freak accident or even an animal attack can result in a situation whereby a person, or persons, requires assistance.
In a rescue situation, time is of the essence. The faster a rescue team can find and locate a person, the better chance they have of surviving their ordeal. Fortunately, a GPS unit can allow a rescue team to pinpoint exactly where a person is anywhere in the world, at any time, and in a type of weather.
Fortunately, high tech companies have been keeping up with the trend. They are constantly finding new and better ways for people, who enjoy the great outdoors, to take GPS units out into the wild. GPS units have become smaller and more reliable every year. Additionally, they have also been finding new and better ways for people to be able to carry GPS units with them.
Yes, it is true, GPS units are not the bulky gadgets that they once were and as a result, they have become much easier to carry. Recognizing the value of providing outdoor adventurers with convenient ways of carrying handheld units, GPS companies have produced everything from bike mounts to simple cases that attach to a person's belt. In fact, they even have different mounts that can be used on motorbikes, quads and skidoos. Currently, there are even special units you can buy that can be carried by your dog.
If you are planning to get away for a trip, a hike or even a walk in the local woods, take along a GPS unit for your personal safety. It is always better to err on the side of caution, and your life may depend on it.