Also, look into a cellphone. I have a cheap net10 prepaid that cost me $20 a month, and is WAY more durable than all those fancy new phones out now. Heck, it's been washed a couple times and even took a few dips in Fort Peck lake last weekend. Still runs like a champ. Trust me, when you need it, you REALLY need it. I made the mistake of letting mine run out of airtime once, figuring I'd reactivate it when I got a chance. I wound up nursing my truck 40 miles with a tank full of bad gas. Took me 6 hours and some real ingenuity to get home. Turns out there's no payphones in the cornfields out here.