@ Sluggie, No worries
he car camps with me at campgrounds as he is disabled and can't hike anymore. hell he has a hard time walking in the back woods with the dogs!
@Hawkeye, I am going to check that out! I didn't even know about PLB's, did a quick search and saw that I can rent or buy one for under $200. That is allot $$ but then again it is the one piece of gear no one should be with out! and I think That just might help my situation.