4 cool new satellite messengers—and how to pick the right one

Peace of mind

All-new devices for staying in touch in the back of beyond

When anglers and hunters venture into the wilds, staying in contact with the outside world is essential. The ability to send updates to friends or family, or call in the cavalry should things go haywire, can mean the difference between a fun trip and a disaster. But what if there is no cell phone coverage? That’s where two-way satellite communicators come in, and in recent years, they’ve become more user-friendly and affordable than ever. Here’s a roundup of the latest offerings.

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