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CoachWalleye74
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05/15/2022 07:26PM  
Going up this Friday to Seagull, coming from the Fairmont, MN area. Our outfitter doesn't rent satellite phones or inReach's, and we would like one or both for the trip. Been tripping for 25 years, understand the pro's and con's. Anyone know of good options for week long rental in the Twin Cities, Duluth, or on our way to Seagull?

Thank you.
 
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05/15/2022 07:43PM  
I've been renting GPS devices (Spot, Bivy Stick) from Jon Klein at Satellite Phone Solutions for 10+ years. Prices are fair, and service is excellent. He always gets the device to my home in WI in plenty of time for me to take it on my trip.

While he's located in Florida, if you call on Monday morning and Jon has a phone available, he would get it to you in time. And he'd let you know if it wasn't a possibility.

Satellite Phone Solutions
 
brulu
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05/15/2022 08:11PM  
You could try the outdoor program at UMD in Duluth:

UMD Outdoor programs rental center
 
Bjfinnegan
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05/16/2022 08:50AM  
Check Sawtooth Outfitters on Hwy 61 to see if they have any available. You'll drive right past it on your way up to the Gunflint.

I believe we typically use these guys and have never had a problem doing it all by mail: https://www.oerentals.com/product/delorme-inreach-explorer-plus/
 
CoachWalleye74
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05/16/2022 10:40AM  
Jon at Satellite Phone Solutions has us taken care of, thank you.
 
tumblehome
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05/16/2022 12:11PM  
There is an outdoor store/outfitter in Grand Maria's that rents a SPOT. Forget the name. Nope, I remember. Stone harbor
 
05/16/2022 11:01PM  
CoachWalleye74: "Jon at Satellite Phone Solutions has us taken care of, thank you. "

Glad to hear it! Have a great trip.
 
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