Mountain Rescue Aspen told me that Jordan’s accidental SPOT 911 triggering a few days ago isn’t the first time that’s happened to them. Below is how Louie modded his SPOT to prevent false rescue callouts. He simply wrapped electrical tape till it was thick enough, he says “that’s all I had at the time, in the patrol shack in New Zealand.” It might be lighter and use less tape to add a chunk of foam or something like that as a spacer, but otherwise I can’t think of any way to improve this method and still do it quickly.
BTW, SPOT might have an exchange program to trade new model (that is said to resist false triggers, though we’re not totally convinced about that) for the 1st gen. SPOT website.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.