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The best way to deal with un­planned iso­la­tion is to avoid that sit­u­a­tion ... eas­ier said than done, of course, es­pe­cially with the un­pre­dictabil­ity of life. How­ever, there are many gad­gets and elec­tronic de­vices one can use to help avoid such a mind- and body-crip­pling ex­pe­ri­ence. From sim­ple-to-use to multi-fea­tured, high-tech items, get­ting home will be a lot eas­ier, and peace of mind will reign when you have one or more of these life-sav­ing de­vices.

Spot Gen3 Satel­lite Per­sonal Tracker

When you crave out­door ad­ven­ture and travel much far­ther than cell phone cov­er­age al­lows, the Spot Gen3 should be in your pocket at all times. Uti­liz­ing the lat­est GPS tech­nol­ogy, this pocket life­saver fea­tures track mes­sag­ing that is pro­gram­mable for vari­able in­ter­vals, mo­tion-ac­ti­vated track­ing, send­ing mes­sages to friends and fam­ily, and an ex­tremely long bat­tery life. One push of the but­ton, and res­cuers will be on their way to your lo­ca­tion. It couldn’t be eas­ier. The Spot Gen3 is built tough to en­dure the rugged out­doors. MSRP: $149.99 (ser­vice plan re­quired) www.find­

Yel­low Sub­ma­rine Mo­tor­cy­cle/ ATV GPS Tracker

Some­times, you can’t stop your­self from rac­ing through the back­woods on your mo­tor­bike or ATV as time and fa­mil­iar lo­ca­tions fly by. But then, you end up lost. This tiny tracker, weigh­ing less than 1.5 ounces, is equipped to be GPS-, cel­lu­lar- and Blue­tooth-com­pat­i­ble and will con­stantly let oth­ers know ex­actly where you are at all times. You don’t need to worry about get­ting lost any longer. En­joy your day and night with con­stant peace of mind that you will be found if the worst hap­pens to you. MSRP: $49.99 ($19.99/month; ser­vice plan) www.find­

Thu­raya XT-PRO Dual Satel­lite Phone

This revo­lu­tion­ary dual satel­lite phone al­lows you to move in and out of ter­res­trial cov­er­age with ease, pro­vid­ing con­stant con­nec­tiv­ity—no matter where you are in the world. The com­pact, hand­held unit fea­tures satel­lite and GSM net­works, two SIM card slots, mul­ti­ple nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems and talk time up to an amaz­ing 11 hours (100 hours of standby time). Shock­proof, wa­ter- and dust-re­sis­tant, this phone will stand up to what­ever na­ture throws at it and come back work­ing for you when needed. MSRP: $915 (ser­vice plan re­quired) www.sat­phon­e­

Lezyne Mi­cro C GPS Watch

De­signed for the ul­ti­mate out­door sports­man, the com­pact, yet pow­er­ful, Lezyne Mi­cro C GPS Watch per­forms when it counts. It is packed with cut­ting-edge fea­tures such as GPS track­ing, con­nec­tiv­ity to heart rate and speed mon­i­tors, turn-by-turn nav­i­ga­tion, live track­ing, and phone calls and mes­sages (when paired with the app). A stylish band keeps this unit al­ways nearby, and its in­cluded USB port makes charg­ing easy—pro­vid­ing more than 100 hours of run­time and up to 14 con­sec­u­tive hours in GPS mode. It in­cludes a han­dle­bar mount adap­tor and is avail­able in black or light-blue TPR bands. MSRP: From $169.99 (ser­vice plan re­quired)

ACR Resqlink Per­sonal Lo­ca­tor Bea­con

Small and com­pact, the ACR Resqlink Per­sonal Lo­ca­tor Bea­con of­fers three lev­els of in­te­grated sig­nal tech­nol­ogy. Uti­liz­ing GPS po­si­tion­ing, a pow­er­ful 406 MHZ sig­nal and 121.5 MHZ hom­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, this pocket-sized de­vice will quickly and ac­cu­rately re­lay your po­si­tion through­out a world­wide net­work of searc­hand-res­cue satel­lites. The unit of­fers a durable, buoy­ant shell, a su­per-bright strobe light for night res­cues, long per­for­mance bat­tery out­put and no sub­scrip­tion fees. This per­sonal lo­ca­tor bea­con is a must-have for any out­door ad­ven­turer. MSRP: $249.95 www.acrar­

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