Great input from you all. And I appreciate it. I've been doing some research on the SPOT, and it seems that the subscription service can be problematic when you decide to discontinue it. But then that was just a single review, so I'll do more homework. The sale on the SPOT makes it a good investment, I think.
And re: guns, I think it's personal choice for sure. I think I'll go with pepper spray and an air horn. But that's just me!
And just a general comment here. It sure is nice to read the forum and hear you all encouraging each other and gathering good energy from each other. This is a fantastic find for me! Thanks for being who you all are. I'd love to meet up with each of you for a ride!! Keep the shiny side up. Leanne