Keep a virtual eye on lost skis, bikes, and everything else with this small drop-, water- and freeze-proof beacon from the backcountry GPS experts. Affix the device to your gear and the moment movement is sensed, it will alert you with a text. If your stuff is nabbed, simply pull up Spot's overhead map to find the exact location. [Annual plans from $100; findmespot.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
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