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April 6th, 2010

SPOT... Spot On With Outdoor Tour

SPOT LLC is sponsoring Backpacker Magazine's 10th annual Get Out More Tour, a national interactive mobile media and education road tour designed to inspire and encourage participation in outdoor activities. Backpacker's Get Out More Road Team, starring Sheri and Randy Propster, will visit specialty outdoor retailers and festivals in 48 states and 75 cities to promote the active outdoor lifestyle and teach practical outdoor skills, starting this week.

At each retail stop, the Get Out More Team will host 60-minute seminars on trip planning, safety in the outdoors, apparel, and choosing the right gear, such as the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger(tm). This hand-held device transmits GPS location coordinates and status messages over a global satellite network to a list of personal contacts or an emergency response center. Weighing only 5.2 ounces, the SPOT Messenger is ideal for anyone who spends time in the outdoors including hikers, campers, kayakers, trail-runners, climbers and cyclists especially in remote areas outside of cellular service.