We fish about 150 miles offshore down here in Florida for Swordfish & Yellowfin Tuna, it's a long run cross the Gulf Stream from St Augustine, we do this in a 31' Center Console boat & carry a Sat phone & EPIRB. They now have personnel EPIRBS by ACR that you can enter your personel information into instead of the boat or plane information of the older models, make sue it has an internal GPS or you have a hand held GPS that you can connect. On Sat Phones you are going to pay around $1200 for a good phone & we pay $500 for 500 minutes. This sounds like a lot of money until you are floating in the water or in your case hurt in the wilderness. If all comes down to what is your life worth.