If traveling off the beaten track, this is your only way to keep in touch with the outside world. Most of our suppliers offer these for hire which provides peace of mind while traveling. If you are interested in hiring one of these with your campervan hire or motorhome hire, please advise at the time of booking to avoid disappointment. Some people consider these to be expensive, however, it is a small cost in terms of someone’s life.
Another option for someone really going off the beaten track into remote areas is to carry an EPIRB – for total peace of mind. If you are exploring 4WD tracks, having an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) can make the difference between life and death. Activation of an EPIRB will notify the search and rescue of your trouble and send out helicopters and help. These are also used in the marine craft.
These are available as small devices which are perfect to pop into your bag when you go for a hike away from your vehicle. They are not designed to save the vehicle, but to save your life.