Communication is important. You need to leave an itinerary with someone who you trust will come get you—or at least notify the authorities should you fail to check in. Also, you need to arm yourself with the best communication devices possible. HAM, CB, and cellular phones are all good items to have, but something that can bounce a signal off a satellite is even better. Whether it’s via a satellite phone or a simple Spot tracker, your communication device is the most important thing you can bring in with you.