Garmin inreach mini

Tulsa Reiner

Well-Known Member
Jan 6, 2014
Tulsa, OK
I'm still on the fence about whether to buy the Explorer or the Mini, but leaning toward the mini because I already have a very capable GPS with the OnX state chip. To my understanding, the Explorer won't work with that chip.
I have a sheep hunter friend who has used the Garmin mini in northern BC on several occasions and swears by it. He is able to text with his son and another hunter while they are off in other areas with their guides. They use an inexpensive solar panel to recharge their external power sources for iPhones and the minis while they are hunting.
So I'll be doing that in 2021 on my Yukon sheep hunt.


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Apr 11, 2017
Bought a garmin gps 66i before hunting season this fall. I wanted the satellite text capability and a gps that I could use my onX chips with. It worked great and my wife felt better. Kids loved watching my progress during the day

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