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Monthly Archive November, 2007

Leatherman Celebrates a Silver Anniversary

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Hard to believe that come 2008 it will have been 25 years since Tim Leatherman introduced his original Personal Survival Tool (later called just the “PST”) and singlehandedly created an entirely new category, the multi-tool. The full-size pliers revolutionized the concept of what you could [...]

FCC Revises TracMe Grant – TracMe Talks To ETS

The FCC has taken the next step in an effort to get Tracme to see the light regarding their misuse of the term “Personal Locator Beacon” to describe their FRS homing transmitter.
For background on this issue, please review the following Equipped.org Blog entries:
Original TracMe Blog Entry: “That’s No Personal Locator Beacon!”
FCC Initiates TracMe Action: “TracMe: [...]

Should You Get SPOT Now?

SPOT has started shipping their new SPOT Satellite Messenger device and are hitting the PR wires heavily, as are their dealers (including some catering to the aviation market), so expect to see a lot of publicity about this new device. The question is, should you consider one in lieu of a 406 MHz PLB?
You [...]