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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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OT Opinions needed for GPS

I have been playing with a Garmin III plus and it seems to be ok for what I need. I saw a Garmin V (5) at Gander Mountain the other day and was a little surprised that it is already discontinued according to their website. Just wondering what you guys are using on the trail these days.
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Re: OT Opinions needed for GPS

If you're looking for a good hand held unit, that can also be mounted with a vehicle accessory kit, check out the Garmin 60Cx. My father-in-law has it, and it holds a great signal in the woods.... Much better than my Garmin Legend Cx. I like mine due to how compact it is, but I wish I had saved up a little more and went with the 60Cx. Both hold street maps and topo maps on their removable Micro SD cards. I have almost every road in the U.S. loaded on to mine since I have a 1GB card installed.

They're also set up for geocaching if you're interested in that too. www.geocaching.com
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I'm still using a topo map & compass.
My GPS died years ago when it got wet in a rain shower. So the only thing I would recommond is get one that is water proof (resistant).
Some of the fellas I hunt with use GPS units, seems like they are getting a new one every year to keep up with the technology. Any that display on their lap tops in the field seems to be "in vogue" units. That is the only way you can get a field of view that has much value (IMHO).
The local search & rescue use a radio/GPS combo unit. It transmitts your location & voice to any one recieving your radio signal (with the same type unit). They love them but say it does eat batteries.
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I use a sextant.....
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Seems like it would be more comfortable in a camper or motorhome, rather than a tent.

Didn't Wally World stop selling sex tents?
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I like the Garmin Rino model 120 or above, works as a two way radio with good range has program upgrades available, and for others with Rino units you can see on the GPS unit screen where they are. Plus you can fins them on ebay for less than $200
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Buy yourself an old... cheap... laptop. They can be had for next to nothing, and build it into an overhead console and then get software and a GPS receiver off EBAY. That way you can have turn by turn directions all over the US, or TOPO maps loaded. IMHO, if you're only going to use it on the trail, it's the way to go! Heck, load the PDF File of your FSM there too!
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I would love for someone to buy me this one , but I don't know if if would use offroad type maps like topo and aerial. I did play with a old Magellan 315 hooked to my old laptop. That was neat.
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The free software to use with that old laptop is USAPHOTOMAPS
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