I have posted my Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007 Report on Equipped To Survive.
In years past, Outdoor Retailer hasn’t been a particularly fertile ground for me, SHOT Show is generally where the big influx of new gear comes. However, this year there were quite a few interesting new products in Salt Lake. Combined with the TracMe excitement, it was a very busy four days.
Included is a in-depth FIRST LOOK at the “SPOT Satellite Messenger.” SPOT Inc., a subsidiary of Globalstar, introduced its subscription-based SPOT Satellite Messenger which is being promoted as a multi-purpose tool that can used as a distress beacon as well as providing options to request help without a full blown Search and Rescue response. It can also be used to notify friends, family or associates that you are okay and as a means to track your location. Join us as we take a preliminary First Look to see if we’re willing to consider betting our life on SPOT at this juncture.