I have another favor to ask the group. It's a really small favor. I mentioned it before that we have a Spot Connect GPS "Oh, shyt! Help me!" device. It needs to have a few people listed as contacts that I can send texts to from anywhere. I have a few people listed that are able to receive these texts, but I think I need one or two more just in case they are away from their phones, out of cell range themselves or they forget to pay their cell bill.
Here's how it works:
You get a text from me saying I'm about to head offroad.
You get updates like "About to head into a mine at this location"
More updates like "All is well."
At the end of the trip, you should get a final message like "All clear. Headed home."
Each message you would receive from me would include my current GPS coordinates.
That's really all there is to it. No phone calls or awkward interaction. You really don't have to do anything with the information unless the message clearly states I am in need of help. In that case, standby for a follow up detailing the nature of the issue.
If anyone wants to be added to the contact list, here are the requirements:
You need to have a cell phone handy most of the time.
You need to tell me the number and cell company provider. They need that info to relay the texts.
You can't hate me. I know a few of you here don't really get my humor. If you fall into that category, this isn't for you. I don't want to be at the bottom of a mine, standing next to my rope thinking "We're gonna be ok. X knows we're here and he'll send help."
In the future, if anyone else gets a similar device, just ask and I'll be your backup. So, who wants to be on the list? Send me a PM with your: Name, cell number and cell provider.
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