Our DeLorme inReach device supports two-way text messaging via the Iridium satellite network. It allows us to send and receive text messages up to 160 characters in length. We intend to use this device primarily for communication in the event of problems. Our friends Dan and Joel will have the necessary contact information for coordinating an evacuation in the, hopefully unlikely, event that we need one. To conserve battery life we do not intend to use this device for regular updates.
If you don't hear from us, don't worry! We have 6 weeks of food with us and we intend to travel only when it is appropriate give the conditions.