On a simple trail ride, one of our riders missed a turn while turning his head back to check on the rider behind him. He sustained a compound fracture of his femur....serious stuff.
We used a Satellite Phone to call the Sheriff.
In less than 1 hour from the accident, he was at the hospital in Reno.
All it takes is split second and anyone one of us could require Life Flight...and it's NOT cheap. The bill for Life Flight can range from $5000 to $15,000 depending on the distance required. Most medical insurance policies do not cover Life Flight....so you're on your own. One thing that we discovered the hard way, is that you can protect yourself with a Life Flight Membership.
Around our area, the two main services are Enloe and CalStar. Since they share services, joining one automatically gets you service with the other. Read the two sites and check their areas and sharing agreements to find the best one for you. CalStar is the most convenient to join, since they allow you to do it online.
CalStar is $35 per family. Use the GROUP MEMBERSHIP and use FOTR (Friends Of The Rubicon) as your Group. You can put my name as leader.
Recently, there was an accident on the Rubicon on Cadillac Hill. Due to Ham Radios, it was only 16 minutes from accident to Helicopter landing to recovery. My friend Tim saw it leaving...and in his words....was HAULIN' ASS!
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Ken's700 wrote:Has anybody signed up yet?
I did...it's a no brainer.
Rider11x wrote:I'm from out of your area, but could you inform me on the satelite phone system????? Sounds like a great idea for remote locations!
I'm sure it's available in every state...just have to find the one near you.
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Photos and Videos of the crash site and victems can be view at:
http://picasaweb.google.com/SierraAngle ... y2009Part4#
More important thing to consider is communication with the civilized world. SatPhones are the way to go. If it wasn't for a SatPhone the two in Soldier Meadows would be dead, and possibly my wife along with them.
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You or a family member could fall, trip, snake bite, appendix, heart attack, accident...the list goes ON and ON.
$35 per year...family. Use FOTR as the group for CalStar.
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