Hi-Gear Horizon Windbreak with Clear Window Panels, 4 Panelled Structured Windbreak from the Hi-Gear Horizon Tent Collection, 6 Metre Windbreak for Camping, Camping Equipment

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Hi-Gear Horizon Windbreak with Clear Window Panels, 4 Panelled Structured Windbreak from the Hi-Gear Horizon Tent Collection, 6 Metre Windbreak for Camping, Camping Equipment

Hi-Gear Horizon Windbreak with Clear Window Panels, 4 Panelled Structured Windbreak from the Hi-Gear Horizon Tent Collection, 6 Metre Windbreak for Camping, Camping Equipment

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If I fell and broke my leg on a solo hike out there, I didn’t want wait a week (or longer) for someone to come along and help me to safety. But I would never have taken the extreme measure of pressing the SOS button unless I was ready to cross over the threshold of summoning a real-world rescue. Whether you want a windbreak to keep your dogs enclosed on a campsite, or are looking for a handy extension to your awning (or just to stop the wind on the beach) – then we've got you covered.

Look, I’d read Aron Ralson’s book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place (which was later made into the movie 127 Hours starring James Franco). The local fire departments didn’t have helicopters designed to fly at high altitude or pilots who felt skilled enough to make the rescue. I don’t take undue risks or throw caution to the wind just because I have the safety net of a SOS button. I struggled to find somewhere to block the wind in the pitch-black darkness with the snow swirling around me. If you're not much of a camper but you're heading to the beach with little ones, then a windbreak and a beach shelter make for a great bit of shelter and will have you set up for a day of sun and sand.

My last big adventure of the 2020 season was a thru-hike of the Uinta Highline Trail (UHT) in northeastern Utah. Far too often, people assume that dramatic rescues like mine are a result of recklessness or gross negligence. When everything began to spiral out of control, it really was the difference between my safety and a potentially fatal outcome.

I’m fairly certain the pilot signaled me by blinking a blue light on and off, but maybe I was hallucinating.I’d planned for the cold weather to descend on me, but I hadn’t anticipated a true blizzard in early September! If I’m hitting that button its because my life is in danger so there’s no need to worry about money. My situation went from bad to worse, as my tent continued to repeatedly collapse in the strong winds. Honestly though, I didn’t put too much effort into following up because I wasn’t really interested in continuing to use a product that was quite so fragile in adverse conditions.

Then the wind was picking up again, and I worried they wouldn’t be able rescue me if they didn’t hurry up and land! My SOS signal was relayed from my location in Utah to the GEOS International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center (IERCC) in Texas. Although you get some extra privacy if desired, we actually find if its windy then the windbreak itself becomes vulnerable to the wind.

Plus, I’d have the ability to text some additional messages through Garmin’s Earthmate App and the SOS option for emergencies. Yet, the obvious downside to hiking off-the-beaten-path would be the lack of other hikers around to help me if something went terribly wrong. I wasn’t heading out on some grand expedition in Antarctica or on FKT attempt where people might want to track my exact route. I’d shifted from my original spot over to a flat, open area where the helicopter could land more easily as I’d been directed to do by the SAR coordinator. There were no tall trees nearby, so I tried to press myself between some evergreen shrubs half-buried in the snow.

I am the proof to that any hiker – even a hyper-prepared one – can still find themselves in need of emergency help. I could even make out the outline of the mountains across the lake instead of just a wall of white of snow blowing in front of me. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I quickly explained my location (even though they had my precise GPS coordinates) and that I was worried I wasn’t likely to make it safely through another night given the unending blizzard and my gear’s conditions.And so, I reluctantly flipped open the cover on the SOS button my my inReach Mini and I got ready to press it to trigger a rescue. The sectioned construction, sturdy steel poles and reflective guylines allow you to create a stable bespoke structure to shelter your campground. I’m sure I’ll be hitting the trail again soon – and I know the one gear item that definitely be coming along for the next adventure! However, I suspect plenty of people might actually hesitate if they stop to consider what their rescue bills might amount to in some parts of the U. but very mixed reviews online as to whether it's actually any good as a windbreak (which is more important, lol).



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