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Scott Jurek Interview: Gear For A.T. Speed Record

GPS Tracking — Delorm InReach Explorer

DeLorme InReach GPS Exporer With Two-Way Satellite Communicator

Delorme provided the key technology for a world of people watching Jurek’s progress online. You can send text messages and upload GPS data almost anywhere, including far from cell phone service.

The InReach was also an emergency beacon that can send messages via a satellite network if needed.

“The InReach is how people could track my progress across the globe,” he said. “The beauty of that unit is it has a communication feature — you can satellite-text from anywhere to someone’s phone. It’s a beautiful feature for family members, significant others, or friends wanting to find out if you’re going to be late.”

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Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.