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Battery Power for the GPS

Battery Power for the GPS

In 13 years of teaching GPS classes I have had very, very few reports of a GPS receiver breaking or failing electronically. What I do hear about battery power draining at the worst time.

by November 6, 2012 0 comments Skills
Map Reading – All About Benchmarks

Map Reading – All About Benchmarks

When looking at a US Geologic Survey (USGS) map the hiker will find benchmark symbols sprinkled across the topo; these and the many other symbols provide the details of a map.

by September 16, 2012 0 comments Skills
Magellan Explorist 610 GPS Gear Review

Magellan Explorist 610 GPS Gear Review

I was sitting at my office desk when I first opened the box, my first impression was, “This GPS is really small and light.”

by July 30, 2012 0 comments Gear
GPS Waypoint Management

GPS Waypoint Management

Land navigation should be kept simple. The GPS equipped backcountry traveler might very well be making it harder – unintentionally. Here are 4 suggestions to keep navigation simple and efficient.

by May 7, 2012 0 comments Skills
Manually Entering Coordinates into Your GPS

Manually Entering Coordinates into Your GPS

After I described one of my recent hikes in the Cascades, a friend asked me to share the coordinates of this hike. I was only too glad to do so. Bob is a fine hiker but is a new GPS owner. We had previously spent time marking waypoints, uploading maps into his receiver which resulted in giving him a good feel for this “mini computer’s” functions and capabilities.

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Skills