The Beauty and Wonder of the Appalachian Trail

The Beauty and Wonder of the Appalachian Trail

The Beauty and Wonder of the Appalachian Trail

For the truly dedicated hiker, there are few destinations more appealing than the Appalachian Trail. Stretching over a distance of 2,200 miles through 14 states, winding through forests and mountains, this unforgettable trail can truly be described as "epic." 
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Iridium 9575 Firmware Rollback

In April 2017, Iridium released the new HL17001 Firmware for the Iridium 9575 Extreme.  It has since been determined that this version of firmware does not allow the handset to function properly and Iridium is recommending a roll back to HL15002 until a new version can be released.
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The Florida Everglades: a Unique Wilderness Destination

The Florida Everglades: a Unique Wilderness Destination

The Florida Everglades: a Unique Wilderness Destination

 

Have you ever wanted to visit a place that can't be found anywhere else on Earth? Try the Florida Everglades! This unique subtropical wetlands environment is unlike any other, and comprises mangrove forests, sawgrass prairies, hardwood hammocks, cypress forests, marine estuaries, and more. The Everglades extends over one and a half million acres and is the largest wilderness area to be found east of the Mississippi River.

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Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Viewing the Solar Eclipse


On August 21, 2017, a rare phenomenon will occur - the moon will pass in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse, perfectly viewable in totality by a large swath of the pacific northwest through the planes into Tennessee and South Carolina.  The United States has not seen a total solar eclipse since 1979.
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Baffin Island: The Best Climbing Destination You Never Heard Of

Baffin Island: The Best Climbing Destination You Never Heard Of

Baffin Island: The Best Climbing Destination You Never Heard Of

 

If you're a mountaineer, you're probably familiar with all the big names— Everest, Denali, Rainier, and all the other famous peaks of the world. But have you heard of Mount Asgard? What about Mount Odin or Mount Thor? These mysterious peaks with their Viking names are found in the Baffin Mountains, a range stretching the length of the northeastern coast of Baffin Island.

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Adventures in the Northern Wilderness

Adventures in the Northern Wilderness

Adventures in the Northern Wilderness

 

The subarctic regions of Alaska and Northern Canada offer some of the most stunning and untouched wilderness in North America. It's no surprise that explorers, hunters, and nature-lovers of all types come from all over to experience it. Summer is prime time for a northern wilderness adventure— during the colder months, the climate is unfavorable for all but the hardiest of tourists. If you're planning to visit the region someday, here are some things to look forward to.

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4 Incredible Places for Summer Wilderness Adventures

4 Incredible Places for Summer Wilderness Adventures

4 Incredible Places for Summer Wilderness Adventures

Summertime is a prime time of the year to get out and enjoy nature. It's especially true if you live somewhere with harsh winters. Being cooped up in your home for the whole season can have you going stir crazy! Fortunately, for the summer wilderness explorer, there are tons of incredible places around the world where you can go to experience nature in all its glory. Many locations offer guided tours and expeditions that will help you by supplying gear and knowledgeable guides to help you have fun and stay safe.

If you're looking to get out into the wild this summer, here are some suggestions of beautiful places to get away from civilization, and the satellite phone networks to rely on in each one.

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Important Firmware Upgrades for Iridium and IsatPhone Handsets

**IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR IRIDIUM DEVICES- April 25, 2019 - There is now updated firmware beyond what is posted below for the Iridium 9555, Iridium Extreme and Iridium Extreme PTT.  See the new article for those devices here - https://www.outfittersatellite.com/iridium-firmware-04-2019.htm

Keeping up-to-date firmware on electronic devices is crucial for functionality and ease of use.  Recently, both Iridium and Inmarsat have released firmware upgrades for many of their handset models.  While some of these upgrades are optional, we recommend moving to the latest firmware to ensure your device functions as the manufacturer intends.  See below for your model of phone and exactly what you need to do to keep up-to-date.

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