Saturday, March 15, 2014


My brother Neil bought me this awesome satellite communicator and tracking device. I definitely feel more secure having this on me as my movements can be tracked back home and I'll have an uninterrupted signal at all times. This will come in handy for updating my friends and family on my progress and also sending a distress signal if I am injured, lost or in danger. Check it out at I'll also have my iPhone4 with me for general communication and for a backup camera.I'll also be able to update my blog on my phone which will enable me to keep it current as I go. With it I'll need the charger cable which I can hook up to either a wall socket when I hike down into a town, or to my solar panel charger. My solar panel charger is an Opteka 6000mAh.
So cool! I've tested it at home and it works perfectly! I'll be able to charge my phone as I walk if I attach it to the top of my backpack. My camera is A waterproof/ shockproof/ freeze and dust proof Fujifilm XP which can aldo take video, and I invested in a GoPro Hero3+ with a veiwing screen... Now I have a week to learn how to use it! Also a charger cable for the GoPro and charger plug for the Fujifilm. The headlamp runs off batteries and the compass is good quality, except I'm a novice at using one!


  1. I wish you all the best --will be worried about about you -- saw the snakes pic ;-o
    I cannot even imagine how amazing this will be --honestly - I wish I had the "balls"
    Love you gf !
    Bev Corte

  2. Thanks Bev, I won't feel so alone knowing I have my wonderful friends with me in spirit and cheering me on!

  3. Heather, We wish you all the best in your journey. Be Safe and have fun!

  4. Hi. I am from india trying for my first half marathon at 38. I am in awe of your courage. I like to follow your blog. All the best.

  5. Hi Heather.
    Good luck on your trip! It was good to meet you on day 5 and I wish you mellow travels as you head up north. I hope you found a nice warm shower and good apple pie! - John (the traveling doc on the way to Julian)