Lost in the desert

How many times have you explored a desolate desert 4WD trail wondering what would happen if your car or truck broke down and you became stranded miles away from the nearest telephone or ranger station?  Avid desert explorers know that the cell phone reception is not always good in remote areas of the desert.  And it can be very difficult to find someone who is lost in the desert.

There are safety measures that desert explorers can take to plan ahead in case something goes wrong during trips into the remote areas of the desert.  Always let Park Rangers know where you plan to go and when you plan to return.  You can check in and out at the ranger stations.  For trails and areas not managed by rangers you can let a family member or friend know where you are going and when you plan to return. 

While these safety measures can help, sometimes this information is not enough.  Finding a lost explorer in the desert is challenging and can lead to an unhappy result.  There are, however, some new GPS technologies that can help make your trip even safer.

Today GPS technology offers a variety of ways for travelers to stay safe.  One of these technologies is GPS Vehicle Tracking.  Track your Truck  offers a vehicle tracking system that can be installed in your vehicle to track the movement and location.  This system can come in handy if you break down in the desert and don’t arrive home when expected.  Your friends or family will be able to look up your location via a personal computer and help track your location.

Before you venture out on your next desert trip, do a little research on GPS tracking and see what technology fits your budget and your needs

Happy Trails.