SMS for SOS
> I refer to your Shooting Answers section in the December issue. Under the heading of Wildfowling (page 60), the question of safety out on the marshes was raised and the problem caused when you might need to call for help and find there’s no mobile phone signal.
Readers may be interested to learn of the emergency SMS (text) service operated by the major mobile phone operators. This enables mobile phone users to register a phone with www.emergencysms.org.uk, which enables text messages to be sent to the emergency services if there is a threat to life or serious injury, and there is no mobile signal.
As a fell walker, I was made aware of this by the mountain rescue teams in Cumbria, but its use is equally applicable in situations as envisaged by your wildfowling correspondent.
Chris Gale, via email
Ed – Good idea, Chris. Thanks for passing that on.