South Coast + Port Davey Track, Tasmania: After 13 days of hiking over 140km in remote south-west Tasmania, 9km from the finish, I stomped on, and then entered a danced off with a venomous Tiger Snake. I lost. The tiger snake had managed to strike with such force that its fangs went through my gaiters and pierce the skin.
The snake, now satisfactorily proven I had two left feet, left in a blink, leaving me a little shocked and wondering how it won without any feet at all. I quickly sat down, immobilized my leg and called for the other two members of my hiking party whom were carrying the PLB. After pressure bandaging my leg, we set off the PLB. Our location was particularly spectacular, so during the 2 hour wait for the Westpac helicopter for arrive, we admired the nearby looming Western Arthurs Range and the beautiful day the Tasmanian weather gods saw fit to grant us. When the helicopter arrived, we were still in good spirits and were delighted to discover that my fellow hikers could also return in style and climb aboard as well. I am forever grateful for the PLB as without it, I would have been in serious trouble as there was no roads near by and help was down a difficult muddy track. Without it, I am not sure I would be here today. Thank you.
Words of Wisdom
I am forever grateful for the PLB as without it, I would have been in serious trouble as there was no roads near by and help was down a difficult muddy track. Without it, I am not sure I would be here today.
It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a buoyant, GPS-enabled rescue beacon that's suited for outdoor adventures of all sizes (think: everything from hiking and cycling to hunting and fishing). Should you run into an unexpected survival situation, the ResQLink+ PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to more easily get you home safe and sound. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable