As someone whose entire life is dedicated to living and traveling in the outdoors, I am a strong advocate for responsible recreation. I pack out my trash; I carry a first aid kit; I tell someone my itinerary; I know how to read a map. These are all aspects of being respectful and careful. But an accident can happen anywhere and at anytime. What then? Put others in jeopardy during complicated search when it could very likely be too late. In 2009, I will embark on an unprecedented expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest, the South Pole and North Pole in one year. ACRs new Microfix PLB will be with me every step of the way, not as an excuse to be careless and take chances, but because I feel it is an important part of responsible recreation.