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    Default Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story.

    Also wanted to add, the Anysberg Reserve is closed. Did they allow you access ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowones View Post
    Best descried as a mini satellite modem.

    Allows you to send 150 character SMS's and emails to any number, and email address from anywhere at anytime.

    BUT the best part is the person getting the message, can also send one back.

    AND they have an emergency button, linked to the international rescue station. They communicated with you to asses how life threatening the danger is and take it from there. The local cavalry arrives with speed dependent on how serious it is.

    As a side bar - it also has live tracking, where family member can follow you on a website link to you send them, or you can send one off location pings every night.

    I will never go anywhere without this gadget.

    There is a subscription fee payable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    There is a subscription fee payable.
    Yes there is, you can buy a yearly sub - or do it on a month by month.

    When we went to Zambia we did it for 2 months, then suspended it for our next trip which is Northern Natal in June this year.

    The part I forgot to mention is it Bluetooths to your phone. So within the app it comes with you, you use your phone to send the emails and sms's like normal messages.

    EDIT:

    You can use and change the subscription package based on your needs - basic is like 50 message a month to unlimited messages, which I think was R450 for the month.
    The GPS tracking you send to others is always on (not sure about that though - need to confirm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopped View Post
    This is totally unacceptable. I actually hope that the guy reads this, has serious remorse and sells his 4x4. I don't want people like this sharing trails or camp sites with me.
    Can't be too many 200VX's running around with CEA1***** plates.

    What a box.

    And yes, of course I'd help... bit of a silly question. If I was fearing for my life, then get on the towbar as OP said he would; but seriously I wouldn't make a 64 year old gentleman do that.

    To be frank, I stop and help anyone and everyone I can. I love it. I can't get out and fix your car, but I sure as S*&t will pull it to where you need to go. Recovery kit is in the car and well used... what the F is the point of having it if you not going to help others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    On the other hand, guys, we never know what the guy has gone through. Perhaps he was hijacked by a "fake victim" not too long ago? Has a wife and kids at home he's had to think of in such a situation before. Maybe it's selfish, but careful throwing those stones.

    I would not have just left the gent in the sun though. I would have at the very least driven him back to his wife, given him plenty to drink and checked to see if I could call for help.
    Absolutely no excuse.

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    This is so very shocking to hear. I am pleased to infer that it all turned out reasonably well.

    Yes, certainly if going on a drive of this sort, even if only for the day, I carry all my recovery gear in my dedicated overlanding vehicle and my tank always has some reasonably fresh water. We can even overnight in our RTT if need be. I appreciate that others might not be in the same position.

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    Hi Chum
    Sorry to read of your experience, do tell, how did you manage to get out after drinking that deliciously cold water.? What happened next?
    I think it is inexcusable of the Cruiser driver, some people have no fellow feeling
    Glad you are all okay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowones View Post
    Best descried as a mini satellite modem.

    Allows you to send 150 character SMS's and emails to any number, and email address from anywhere at anytime.

    BUT the best part is the person getting the message, can also send one back.

    AND they have an emergency button, linked to the international rescue station. They communicated with you to asses how life threatening the danger is and take it from there. The local cavalry arrives with speed dependent on how serious it is.

    As a side bar - it also has live tracking, where family member can follow you on a website link to you send them, or you can send one off location pings every night.

    I will never go anywhere without this gadget.
    Agree.

    Every message you send will also give your coordinates and a link that takes them to a map that shows your exact position.
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    Not good news
    How did it all end?

    Does the cell phone emergency number not operate even when there is no signal? Was led to believe it would work in nearly any situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    Not good news
    How did it all end?

    Does the cell phone emergency number not operate even when there is no signal? Was led to believe it would work in nearly any situation
    I think it will work provided you have signal from some network. does not need to be from Your network. You dont even need a SIM card in the phone, but it has to see some sort of signal
    Its not about how fast you are but about how quick you get there...


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    Default Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story.

    Stupid question to those who said my post is "no excuse" - what do you do when you drive on a deserted road and you see a skinny black man in worn clothes, sweaty and tired, walking down the road, asking for a lift? Just a little curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    Does the cell phone emergency number not operate even when there is no signal? Was led to believe it would work in nearly any situation
    It only works if you are in range of any cell tower (Cell C, MTN Vodacom)

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    I see the OP hasn't responded yet, probably cruising the streets of Mooreesburg looking for a certain vehicle .

    But seriously, if you read the last few paragraphs: he walked out, an hour until he met the helpful gent from Mooreesburg and then another hour to get to the unmanned office. Presumably he got help from another camper or from the occupants of the chalets.

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    Default Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story.

    Sounds like land cruiser guy had something in his car that he did not want you to see.

    Maybe someone was tied and gagged in the back or even a dead body he was going to bury out there.

    Cape is full of under world types.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Stupid question to those who said my post is "no excuse" - what do you do when you drive on a deserted road and you see a skinny black man in worn clothes, sweaty and tired, walking down the road, asking for a lift? Just a little curious.
    If he's in distress, you give him a lift and some water. What does skinny have to do with it, if he was fat would you just leave him? Are you discriminating against chubbies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Stupid question to those who said my post is "no excuse" - what do you do when you drive on a deserted road and you see a skinny black man in worn clothes, sweaty and tired, walking down the road, asking for a lift? Just a little curious.
    I know what I would do - what would you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karol View Post
    Sounds like land cruiser guy had something in his car that he did not want you to see.
    I think just a load of superiority attitude !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens78 View Post
    Are you discriminating against chubbies?
    post should be deleted for body shaming
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    Default Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story.

    Over the years some strange threads have been started on this forum. This must rate as one of the saddest by some margin. If someone would have told me that something like this could possibly happen, I would have said "not possible".

    But yeah, mankind neevr fail to surprise I guess.

    Sorry to hear Chum. Glad to see you posting here which means you made it back (hopefully without too many further scars bar this one)

    I would dearly like to take this further, if only to hear the other party's version or excuse. But that would be well nigh impossible I would think.

    Can I copy your post to the Land Cruiser Club site?
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    Very sad indeed. Question, you left me hanging. What transpired after you got to the office and had your water, did you get help.
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