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    Personal LocatorBeacons

    The wife saw an advert for a PLB, and as she points out "I'm not 21 anymore", and she thinks one of these is a good idea, and I should buy one. I think that since she thinks it's a good idea, SHE should buy me one, and I should spend money on essentials, like gas to go hunting.
    Anyway, has anyone got one of these PLB's? The one I saw was tiny, and about $599 new. Bet that price seems cheap if you are lying down a bank with bones sticking out. Any feedback?
    Everyone is entitled to their own stupid opinion

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    Better to have it an not need it than the other way round.
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    I have the ACR model. Super small and lightweight. Built pretty tough too! It's on my belt 24/7 and dont even notice it's there!

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    yeah I have one - should have been the first thing I brought

    They are cheap compared to what could happen (and mostly it doesn't)

    Mines a floating model - so take it in the kayak with me too

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    another option:
    Kannad Safelink Solo PLB

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    That would be the Ocean Signal rescue me PLB1. I've got one and so far so good, it's tiny, is made in the UK and has a 7 year battery life (more actually, mine expires in nov 2020).

    FCO have a good deal on GME at the moment for $429. I started a thread on here a couple of days ago which a few people have contributed to. http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...sale-fco-9165/


    Any PLB is good and will do the job, I liked the Ocean Signal for the small size and weight and battery life.

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    Now that is a nice unit! Three more years to run on my GME :-(

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    Got one cause I'm an old fart,not as agile as once was
    Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out." -

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    Got one cause I'm an old fart,not as agile as once was
    Same club as I joined.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    ACR for me. They will replace it if used in anger and you tell them the story of your rescue. Also loads of freebies on offer at the moment, although they may or may not be of great use to you

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    Cheers guys. Thanks for the feedback, and no comments about being a big girls blouse!! This site really has matured.
    Everyone is entitled to their own stupid opinion

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    does not matter if you are 16 or 86 the technology is out there now and it is user friendly. if you can afford one get one, great if you never get to use it, but if you do at least you have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentil View Post
    Cheers guys. Thanks for the feedback, and no comments about being a big girls blouse!! This site really has matured.
    We can only do that if you are alive to say it too and to do that you need to be found if god forbid something bad happens to you.

    If you have it on you then its "piece of mind" and not just for you.

    We take ours when traveling thru the passes just incase we come across / involved in a accident. No running to find a phone / cell reception to call for help. Just whip it out an press the button.

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    Keep in mind that you can hire a plb for not much coin, if you are not in a position to buy one right now.
    Local SAR group up here have bought a few for the purpose of, as it makes life easier for all concerned. The gps function takes all the guess work out to the point where you could say that it takes the "search " out of sar.

 

 

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