Satphone - pro's/cons....?
ok so me and my friend are in the planning stages of a london to capetown trip, western route, and one thing we keep arguing about (as trivial as it may be) is the need for a satphone and/or a gps.
Now i am more inclined to get a gps, although im not sure how much we would use it, i have the relevant maps, and i have the view that its more of an adventure if u dont use a gps, afterall we didnt have them a few years ago..
he is ademant that we need a satphone for emgencies ect, which is fair enough, although, im not exaclty sure who he plans on calling if something goes wrong... and doing this trip on quite a tight budget, i feel this is quite a lot of money to spend out on somthing that we would hardly use.
if money was no issue, then for sure i would say take both, but i just feel its a lot of money to spend on things that are not essencial, and its just another thing that we could loose or have stolen.
so just looking for peoples opinions on this, either what to take or not, and if a satphone is needed, waht to go for, how much i should look at paying ect..