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Hike Safe with Our Top 3 Recommended Emergency Beacons

The 3 Best Emergency Beacons for Hiking

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An emergency beacon could save your life if you plan to hike in remote locations, or areas with particularly bad weather, so don’t hesitate to invest in one of our recommended options below before you start your hike.

Princeton Tec Meridian Emergency Strobe

This product was recommended by Lukas from Military 1st

Hike Safe with Our Top 3 Recommended Emergency Beacons

Enclosed in a sturdy and versatile body, Princeton Tec Meridian LED emergency beacon and locator light is waterproof to the IPX8 standard depth (100 meters) and was built to endure even the most rigours diving. This robust personal locator light comes with a toggle switch allowing for operation of red and white strobing modes, emits up to 100 lumens light visible for over a mile and can be easily attached to any 1 webbing. Perfect for hiking, kayaking and travel, or as a part of an emergency kit.


RESCUEME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacon

This product was recommended by Melanie Musson from CarInsuranceCompanies

Hike Safe with Our Top 3 Recommended Emergency Beacons

The RescueMe PLB allows you to hike in the backcountry with confidence. Its seven-year battery life will last you through many, many hikes. Rain showers are no worry since this beacon is waterproof. In an emergency, when it is turned on, the battery will last over 24 hours giving rescuers time to find you.


ACR ResQLink View – Buoyant GPS Personal Locator Beacon

This product was recommended by Mia Clarke from Invert Pro

Hike Safe with Our Top 3 Recommended Emergency Beacons

Expensive, but offers literally everything you need. It floats, has global coverage, is waterproof, delivers your GPS location, lifetime 5-year length on the battery.


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