Leave friends or family details of where you’re going and when you’ll be back. Include phone numbers of your outfitter or any on-site friends, lodges, motels, cafes, game wardens, etc. This is in case they need to relay bad news to you: “Honey, the garage burned down.” Or you need to reach them: “Honey, it’s cold and stinky and lonely out here and I wanna come home!” A satellite phone is the easy way to communicate with home base. Most outfitters carry them, but you can rent your own by the week or buy one. Check the yellow pages or do an Internet search for rental outfits. In some places regular cell phones work fine. Ask local buddies or your outfitter about this. Also, SPOT is a handy, basic signaling device that uses satellites to relay messages that you are OK or need assistance.