It's getting dark, it's starting to snow, and you could have sworn that you left the car just over that ridge. Suddenly you realize that your impromptu idea of taking a hike in the Sierras in January was not a good idea at all. You're lost. You're going to die.
Or maybe not. You whip out your SPOT and send out a 911 emergency call. Rescuers are on the way. SPOT — think of it as a personal LoJack. Around the world, independent of cell coverage, SPOT taps into the GPS system to determine your location, and transmits it to the outside world. Is your life worth $170 for the unit, and a $99 yearly fee? Seriously, how much is your life worth? Let us know.