"Things go shrimpingly. Pls charter: Lituya-Pel noon 26th. 800lbs incl us. Bon has # of Chuck, another airline option. Use these coords. Thx." It's 50 cents per 160-character custom message sent or received via Garmin InReach over the Iridium satellite network, well worth it to have a contact option. This is Rick's message to Eileen to plan our way out of here.

The InReach takes anywhere from 10 seconds to two hours to send a message, so Rick and…