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In some wilderness areas you can, or even are encouraged to check in at a trailhead, either with a human or by signing in to a book. This is old-fashioned but reliable if used properly. Wilderness accommodation may also be used to helping out here; even a fellow visitor in a hostel/mountain hut could be a suitable contact. Certainly when I stay in a big ...


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A simple, free solution here that should cover the bases. Create a WhatsApp group with some people that you'd trust enough to keep track of it. Post in there when you're planning/leaving for a trip, your expected return date, and how often you'll "check-in". Install the What Three Words app onto your phone and periodically share your location (and ...


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If you genuinely have no one who you can use as an SAR contact you could purchase a either a GPS SPOT device or a PLB which can be used to emit an SOS signal that will be detected in an emergency even outside cellphone coverage areas. Remember your SAR contact doesn’t need to be a friend. They can be a work colleague or a neighbour. You don’t even need to ...


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Not a complete solution, but how about AllTrails lifeline feature: https://support.alltrails.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019246351-What-is-Lifeline- If you're overdue messages go out. Unfortunately, I don't believe it can be set to only send an emergency message, nor am I aware of any other such solution that only sends the overdue message.


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