Originally Posted by chewy
An auto one may be better?
Methinks, me auld flower, given the safety nature of this one, one might do well to recall the Infamous Titanic Thread....
Gibbo500, I have one of these, it seems to be the mutt's nuts. I have yet to use it though! It's small enough to fit in a top pocket and light enough to forget you have it there. I take mine solo-hillwalking (I know I shouldn't
). A friend in the Coastguard has just purchased the same model.
The no-float thing doesn't bother me as I keep it on a lanyard. If it was bulky enough to float, I probably wouldn't have it in my pocket all the time. In your locality, I think a handheld VHF might be more useful though. I'd certainly carry the VHF and then possibly the PLB as well.