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Hiker in Grand Canyon Rescued thanks to Personal Locator Beacon(10/10/2010)
On October 1, 2010 a rented Personal Locator Beacon was activated in the Grand Canyon. The PLB was rented to a Denver, CO man who was backpacking in the Grand Canyon. Read More...

New Year's Resolution - Enjoying the Outdoors?(12/27/2007)
MUKILTEO, WA. December 27, 2007 Ė Whether itís Mother Nature stirring up an additional dose of extreme weather leaving you stranded or an injury limiting your ability to get help, a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is the best emergency rescue device available. Read More...

Rescue of Missing Hiker in North Cascades(11/4/2007)
The recent rescue of Mary Hyde Wingfield after six days in a remote area of the North Cascades National Park illustrates how easy it is for a day hike to turn into a potentially life and death situation. Read More...

First Hand Account of Grand Canyon PLB Rescue(7/30/2007)
An Indiana man recognizing he was suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking in the Grand Canyon with three companions was rescued by helicopter after activating his rented PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) on July 2nd. Read Jason Sherman's first hand account of the experience. Read More...

Rented PLB saves Hiker in Grand Canyon(7/4/2007)
An Indiana man recognizing he was suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking in the Grand Canyon with three companions was rescued by helicopter after activating his rented PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) on July 2nd. This marks the first PLB rescue in the Grand Canyon. Recovering at the Flagstaff Medical Center, the hiker, Jason, is being treated for severe dehydration and the onset of renal failure. Read More...

More Public Awareness of PLBs Needed(12/19/2006)
December 19, 2006 Ė Although Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) have been steadily increasing in popularity after being approved for use by individuals in the U.S. in July of 2003, many people still havenít heard about them or know what their purpose is. Read More...

First Land Rescue with a Rented PLB(4/12/2006)
April 12, 2006 - The first rescue in the United States using a rented PLB (from PLB Rentals, LLC) helped to quickly locate 4 hikers in the Olympic National Forest. This was also the first rescue with the ACR TerraFix PLB. Read More...

 
 


PLB Rentals Closing on March 15, 2020
 

 

As of 3/15/2020 PLB Rentals, LLC will be closing. After 17 years we have decided to start taking some adventures of our own.

We are selling our used inventory. Prices vary depending on years of certified battery life remaining:

0yr $30
<1yr $40
<2yrs $60
3yrs $90
<4yrs $100
<5yrs $115
5yrs $125

Email support@PLBRentals.com for more information.

Thank you to all of our loyal, returning and new customers - you have all made this venture very interesting and fun. We are eternally grateful for your support.

Happy and Safe Trails!
Dana and Kevin Stoltz

   
 
Used Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) for Sale
 
   

ACR ResQLink 406 w/GPS PLB

Weight: 4.6 oz

Weighing in at 4.6 oz and less than 3.9 inches tall, the ResQLink™ is the smallest and lightest PLB available. From industry leader ACR, the size of their newest PLB makes having one, "just in case" easy.

Download ResQLink manual here

 

McMurdo FastFind 210 w/GPS PLB


Weight: 5.4 oz

The McMurdo FastFind 210 w/GPS PLB weighs just 5.4 ounces and is 35% smaller than the TerraFix. In addition to the location information provided by satellite Doppler technology, the FastFind 210 also has a built in GPS providing even more precise location information (to within 110 yards) to be transmitted as part of the distress signal. The FastFind 210 does NOT float and once activated will broadcast a distress signal for 40 hours @-4F or 8 hours @-40F. DOWNLOAD FastFind 210 manual here


 
 
 
       
 

 

 

 
 
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