A Modern Approach to the Age-Old Rule:

Always tell someone where you're going
and when you expect to return.

The Emergency Alert App
for All of Your Outdoor Activities

If you love to spend time in the outdoors, stack the odds in your favor if something goes wrong and you can't call for help.

Letting someone know where you are headed and when to expect you back is extremely important. If search and rescue agencies are notified of a missing hiker within hours instead of days, the probability of a positive outcome increases dramatically.

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HikerAlert makes it easy for you to record and share vital information about your outdoor trips with your friends and family. If you don't check-in from a trip by your scheduled return time, HikerAlert will send alert text messages and detailed trip reports via email to your emergency contacts. HikerAlert can't prevent accidents from happening, but it can be a true lifesaver when they do.

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You don't need to carry your cell phone with you.

Once you record a trip, the information is automatically uploaded and stored in HikerAlert's Cloud, so you don't need to have your cell phone or cell service for HikerAlert to send its alerts. Go out, have fun and HikerAlert will still do its job.

While you do have a cellular or wi-fi connection, you can access on any Web-connected device, including any computer, mobile device or tablet. And because HikerAlert is Web-based, rather than installed on just your mobile phone, you'll never need to download updates. You'll automatically have the latest version each time you log-in.

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How Does HikerAlert Work?

Register with HikerAlert, tell us where you're going, when you expect to return, and enter the contact information of at least one emergency contact. If you don't return on time, HikerAlert will send you a text message to check on you. If you don't respond, HikerAlert will notify your emergency contact.

Can't Happen To You?

Each year in the United States, thousands of search-and-rescue missions are launched for lost or injured hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, hunters, boaters and other outdoor recreationalists. It can happen to you, even if you don't expect it. Use HikerAlert to help stack the odds in your favor if something goes wrong.

It's Not Just For Solo Hikers!

Unexpected accidents don't only happen to individuals. They happen to entire groups, as well, especially when related to bad weather or natural disasters. Connect with your hiking partners through HikerAlert to easily merge everyone's information, including your kids and dogs along with you, on to a single trip report.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you find HikerAlert does not perform as advertised, within 30 days of your initial registration, we'll be happy to refund 100% of your annual registration fee.

Look Who's Talking About HikerAlert!

Hikeralert has the best interface, and the most functionality [ compared to TrailNote and Kitestring ]. Backpacker magazine and Outside magazine have both talked about it. It’s probably the best $4.99 you will spend in any given year.

- Northwest Arkansas Basecamp

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