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Emergency beacons: PLB1 or Bivy stick

At Safe Outdoor Shop we have a mission: We send you on your way safely with one of our fantastic satellite emergency beacons. So small that it won’t bother you on the road. So reliable that your family can rest assured while you experience the coolest adventures. On this site you can read which beacon suits you best: The Ocean Signal PLB1 with which you can broadcast a distress signal anytime, anywhere in the world, so that rescuers can quickly find you; or the ACR BIVY Stick, a satellite communicator with which you can, in addition to emergency messages, communicate with your friends and family via text messages. In addition, the EDF1 is a great addition to your Safe Outdoor kit. Because as soon as you are in need, you can use this LED emergency signal lamp to show everyone who is looking out for you where you are. The red LED light is so strong that you can see it for over >10km distance. For up to 6 hours. No matter where in the world you go on your adventures, with our products you will travel safely.

Users’ experience

PLB1 in action

An experienced kite surfer went out to sea with two friends in wind force 6 without a contingency plan. When he fell into the cold water, released his kite and lost his board, disaster seemed inevitable. Fortunately, he immediately activated his PLB1, allowing the Dutch nautical rescue services to respond quickly and rescue him from the water.
Experienced kitesurfer – Netherlands
what is it?

PLB (Emergency Beacon)

A Personal Locator Beacon (emergency beacon) is a satellite-controlled device that – at the push of a button – sends an SOS signal encoded with your location to rescue services. Although we all think that things never go wrong, accidents can and will happen. Whether it concerns activities on land, such as hiking, mountain biking, cycling or overlanding with a motorcycle, 4×4 or camper van. But disaster can also strike during water-based activities, such as wind or kite surfing, kayaking or fishing. And it is precisely at those times that it is important to quickly send a distress signal.

| Take control of your own safety
| Land or water activities, our PLBs are always waterproof

Emergency beacons increase safety during activities such as

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is great, but safety is crucial. With a PLB1 you can send out an emergency signal at the touch of a button, allowing emergency responders to quickly rescue you and allowing you to enjoy this adventure sport without any worries. Safety makes kitesurfing even more fun!

PLB for hiking

Hiking

Unexpected situations can also occur while hiking in nature, from small mistakes to unexpected medical emergencies. With a PLB you can always go out with confidence, because at the touch of a button you can immediately call for help if necessary.

bakpacking with an emergency beacon

Backpacking

Solo or with a group, backpacking is full of surprises! But don’t worry, with a PLB at hand you can always send a distress signal if necessary. Or choose a Satellite Messenger and stay in touch with home even in the most remote areas.

safe overland travel

Overlanding

In the past, overlanding travelers often lugged around expensive satellite phones, but today it’s all a lot easier. With the BIVY satellite communicator you can send text messages to family and friends when you are out of mobile range. If there is a real emergency, press the SOS button and you will immediately come into contact with the emergency center. If you want an emergency system that is completely independent and always ready, choose the PLB.

increase kayak safety

Kayaking

On a kayaking adventure? Whether you explore the sea, lakes, large rivers or wildly flowing waters, ensure your own safety on every kayaking trip. With a PLB you can always count on help, even in the most remote areas. In addition to sending an emergency signal, the Bivy Stick also offers options to send text messages and track routes. Enjoy the ultimate combination of safety and adventure during your kayaking trips!

Rescue missions

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Hiking

When an experienced hunter and hiker from New-Zealand(70) ripped his Achilles-tendon while crossing a creek more than six hours from the nearest settlement he activated his PLB1. Within the hour a rescue helicopter with intensive-care paramedics hovered over him.

Kitesurfing

An experienced kite surfer went out to sea with two friends in wind force 6 without a contingency plan. When he fell into the cold water, released his kite and lost his board, disaster seemed inevitable. Fortunately, he immediately activated his PLB1, allowing the Dutch nautical rescue services to respond quickly and rescue him from the water.

Overlanding

Kevin had carefully prepared his motorcycle tour with two friends to cross the Simpson desert in Australia. However, when he fell over the front of his motorcycle and injured his back, his only option for rescue was activating his PLB1. Thanks to the PLB1, his friends were able to call for a rescue mission. A helicopter was necessary to swiftly carry him to the hospital for his grave injury.

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