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Recommendations for PLB

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for recommendations for a PLB to take hiking in Tassie later this year. Most trails won't be too far away from civilisation but would like to have something just in case we find ourselves out of range of emergency calls and an injury occurs.


Hey Darryl. The PLB that I use is the RescueME PLB1. It is light weight, has a 7 year warranty and 7 year battery life and operates globally, with no subscription fees or costs. Thankfully I have not yet had to field test it but I assume it is reliable. I think it is the smallest and lightest on the market too. I bought mine here but you might find a better deal online.

Thanks Darren. I'll check it out.

Have the same as Darren recommended above. Haven’t had to use it but is rated very well. It’s one of if not the smallest on the market.

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Yeah it is funny how much we trust these things. Carry it around everywhere, hoping I will never have to use it, but trusting that it will work if it is needed. A very hard product to field test.


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  1. We are training for our second EBC Trek in March (we did just Base Camp last year) this year we will be adding the three passes. Dareen is so right .. I can walk for days on flat or even .. but once you start having to lift yourself up steps at odd intervals your body need to be ready for it .. Im doing 4 days a week STAIRS ONLY at work (I work in a 10 floor building) fingers crossed this helps …great site @DarrenEdwards