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No matter how much you prepare, distress situations can still occur. The ability to quickly alert search and rescue (SAR) authorities increases your chance of a successful outcome.  A device to alert others to an emergency situation is an essential part of your survival kit, and should be compatible with your activities and location.

Be communications smart! It is critical to know both the capabilities and the limitations of the device you plan to use as your survival lifeline. To get you started, we've created an overview of various technologies that are typically used to call or alert SAR authorities, plus key points to consider when making your selection.  Indeed, most people find that using a combination of technologies can be the best approach!

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