teepeeayy wrote:I'm literally salivating over the GPS I'm about to order. ....I think I really like the Garmin Rino 130. An ASM in the troop has a pair of 120's, its predecessor. He programs our routes to the campgrounds, etc, into them. We get routes and distances to turns right in front of us. The reason I like the Rino is because its also a radio on the FRS spectrum.
Anyone with experience with other handheld GPS'? (or is this question best posed as a new post? Mr. Moderator: your thoughts?)
It is very important that everyone realize that a GPS unit is NOT a substitute for a compass.
GPS is nice for those who want to be lazy, but if you really want to keen in your survival skills don't use a GPS at all.
spryken wrote:I typically use it more as a trip log/record. I have found that not all trails are plotted correctly on maps. Surprise, surprise. Using free software, I can download my treks and update my maps. The research I do for hikes has certainly increased and the work after the hike is a little greater. But I have accurate records.
Also, if you use digital cameras, you can actually link your track logs with the pictures. All the picture files have a date/time stamp. Sync with the GPS and you have an accurate location for where the pic was taken.
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