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Unread 08-18-2009, 11:13 PM
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1st gps help

could anyone point me in the right direction , im going to buy a gps for backpack hunting this year , not sure which one to get . i kind of like the rino ones with the built in radio . are these any good ? any recomendations would be appreciated . durability is my primary concern . thanks adam
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    Unread 08-19-2009, 08:59 AM
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    Re: 1st gps help

    Dude.. that is a tall order to ask.. I use one which is cheap and simple.. I learned a few things in the service and one was keep it simple, stupid... KISS..

    Look for a couple of things.. Lasts a long time on the batteries... mine lasts nearly all week on one set of batts...

    I like Black and white.. no need for color for me.. uses power...

    I don't have a map in mine. It is strictly lines.. follow the little black line...

    Have a compass and map as a backup... and know how to use both..

    I have the low end Garmin..little yellow thing.. have had it about 4 yrs.. works fine and I treat it poorly...
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    Unread 08-19-2009, 09:45 AM
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    Re: 1st gps help

    Buy a Garmin.

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    Unread 08-24-2009, 02:47 PM
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    Re: 1st gps help

    If you an afford it get a Garmin 60CSX. Its been around a long time.
    I use one for geocaching/hiking. I also have a Garmin Zumo that I use on motorcylce and car.
    Check amazon.com for prices.

    Steve
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    Unread 08-24-2009, 08:25 PM
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    Definite go on the Garmin! The added benifit is that the government also uses the garmin and a lot of their software is compatable with the garmin. Forest Service and the Agriculture Dept.
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    Unread 08-24-2009, 09:35 PM
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    Re: 1st gps help

    I have the Garmin e-trex and it is good to get you simple stuff,like back into familiar areas and the truck.
    One of my hunting buddies has two Gamin Rhinos and they are great if you have two so two parties can keep track of each others position or radio back and forth, bad side is they eat batteries and are slow to pick up and track. My e-trex is faster and a little more accurate. But I love the Rhinos used in pairs, if going single the others are better.
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    Unread 08-25-2009, 06:57 PM
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    Re: 1st gps help

    thanks for all the help . i will watch for a garmin i just have to decide which
    one , adam
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