Satellite Phones are Essential Survival Equipment



Even in today's urbanized world, nature is vast and beautiful. We've written many times before about stunning natural vacation destinations around the globe, where anyone wanting to get away from civilization can experience boundless adventure.

From the Polar Regions to rainforests to deserts, there's always something new to see, and it could take a lifetime to see everything Earth has to offer.We've also emphasized in the past how important it is that you can call for help if you need it for beginners experienced world travelers. The untamed wilderness has different standards than day-to-day life, and it's easy to underestimate your level of preparedness when you plan to travel into the unknown. You can be in fantastic physical shape, be fully stocked up on supplies, and even be quite familiar with the wilderness in which you want to travel, but most people are so used to life being a certain way that we're bound to forget how different the situation is when you're far from home. Small errors in judgment are one thing when you're in town, but their effects can be magnified a thousand-fold when you're out in the wild.
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Satellite Phone Rentals

Satellite Phone Rentals

Satellite Phone Rentals for the Budget-Minded Traveler

It's an unpredictable world out there, and can be very dangerous even for the most seasoned adventurer. If your travels take you away from civilization and cellular service, a satellite phone could save your life. Outfitter Satellite offers satellite phone rentals at a daily rate, so you can have this vital method of communication when you need it. All our rentals include accessories like cases, charging systems, extra batteries, and everything else you need to keep going.

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Safety Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

Safety Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

Safety Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

Snow means a lot of different things to people around the world. Some never see it. Some hate it, viewing it as a nuisance that requires hours of backbreaking shoveling just to get their car out of the garage. Others love to watch the snowfall… as long as they're watching through a window while curled up near a fireplace indoors. But for some people, snow takes on a whole new meaning: skiing and snowboarding season!

If you're one of those individuals who can't wait to get out on the slopes and feel the wind rushing past you as you soar down the side of a mountain, you're probably already planning a trip. There are tons of fantastic ski resorts all over the world, and some definite favorite destinations for snowboarders. Maybe you already have a favorite resort that's like a second home to you, or maybe you're looking for somewhere new to go. Either way, it's sure to be a blast!

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Satellite Phones for Sled Dog Racing

Satellite Phones for Sled Dog Racing

Satellite Phones for Sled Dog Racing

For generations, sled dogs have been known as one of the few reliable ways to traverse large distances over frozen landscapes. In frozen areas like Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, some places today are still only accessible by sled. Sled dog teams have contributed to mail delivery, supply runs, and exploration and were a major part of the gold rush in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Roald Amundsen relied on teams of sled dogs during his groundbreaking expedition to the North Pole. Undoubtedly, these hardy, fearless, and intelligent dogs are a part of history.

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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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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 955, 9575, and 9575 Push-to-Talk.  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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Satellite Phones: The Solution for Emergencies

Satellite Phones: The Solution for Emergencies

 

You are likely already familiar with the idea of using a satellite phone to keep connected during a natural disaster. However, there are additional situations you may not be aware of in which a satellite phone will be helpful. It's true that earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and other forces of nature could bring down the cell phone grid by destroying infrastructure such as cell towers, but it doesn't take an event of that magnitude to disrupt communications.

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Satellite Phone Spotlight: Iridium 9575 Extreme

Satellite Phone Spotlight: Iridium 9575 Extreme

Satellite Phone Spotlight: Iridium 9575 Extreme

 

Sometimes you need to be absolutely sure you have the top-of-the-line, toughest equipment out there, and when it comes to satellite phones, the Iridium 9575 Extreme fits the bill admirably. Not only does it utilize the truly global, full-coverage Iridium satellite network, it's built with rugged construction that will survive the harshest conditions. This is truly the satellite phone to rely on in a life-or-death situation anywhere on Earth.

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Review of Iridium PTT

In 2015, Iridium launched a Push-to-Talk service.  Iridium PTT immediately received the "Top Emergency Response Innovation" award at SATELLITE 2016.  For more on that see the Mobile Satellite Users Association 2016 Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards.   Iridium PTT uses mobile handheld satellite phones instead of the bulky terminals currently used by Light Squared (MSAT) or Inmarsat BGAN based push-to-talk services.  

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