To let family and friends back home know that all is well, each day I’ve been using a Garmin InReach to send my nights camp location to them.
If you haven’t heard of an InReach check them out. No I’m not sponsored.
A company called Delorme used to own InReach, making a two way satellite communicator that allowed text messages to be sent back and forth from most places on the planet using the Irridium satellite network, the same as a sat phone.
A few years ago Garmin bought Delorme out and integrated the InReach with a GPS unit.
Anyway, long story short my location at the end of the day is sent from my InReach with a short message basically saying ‘everything is good, this is where I am’.
I learned today that my young nephews are tracking my trip progress at home with a big map and moving a Lego character each day. I thought that was so cool and had to share it.
This is what I received this afternoon: