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    What Handheld GPS

    Hi Folks,

    Just wanted to know if anybody uses a GPS unit and what would you recommend? I have some new land to stalk and is far, far to vast to learn in a few stalking trips! So I would like to be able to re-find places of interest or hotspots without relying on memory (car and quadbike a must).

    I dont want to spend a fortune as I am not Sir Ranulph Fiennes and will not be trekking the Antarctic but I am willing to spend 200 + or - a bit.

    Thanks - Ben

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    Hi, have a look at the Garmin units, they have a model to cover all needs.
    Try Maplins, you may get a christmas offer!

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    You'll get a mid/top end Garmin for that sort of cash.
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    Garmin Oregon, gooutdoors have them on offer right now!
    But always carry a compass with you if you go anywhere remote.
    cheers

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    simple Garmin e treck 10 at about 99
    shows where youve been, waymarks, how to get back to your car.
    If you want maps on a color screen you need to go up to model 20 or 30
    200 plus, then you need maps....not sure if thats worth it unless your rich.

    Also most smart phones have gps google earth etc
    you can get sat images showing individual trees

    BUT you need spare batteries
    AND a map and compass.

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    You also need to remember that if you put in a waypoint or marker, and navigate to it, the GPS will take you there in a straight line, unless you use a track back system or a series of waypoints. You need to know if theres a river/cliff/gorge/forest in the way - trust me I found out the hard way....

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    I just use the iPhone with Memory map and the O/S map for the area. I phone will track the GPS even when there is no phone signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuN73R666 View Post
    I just use the iPhone with Memory map and the O/S map for the area. I phone will track the GPS even when there is no phone signal.
    Unless you are on Dartmoor in the fog, trust me, they don't work.
    Map and compass needed.
    Cheers
    Richard

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    You need to ensure that the map is downloaded prior to you loosing signal. But once this is the case I have not had an issue with the GPS working. I agree though that I would not rely on electronic to get me out if the **** hit the fan. Cant beat a paper backup.

    Quote Originally Posted by devon deer stalker View Post
    Unless you are on Dartmoor in the fog, trust me, they don't work.
    Map and compass needed.
    Cheers
    Richard

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    I have all the essential kit, but this piece of land is so vast you can have a 45 min quad bike journey before you start stalking.

    So I am just after something that works, so I am not sure I could trust my Iphone as I cant even trust it to have a signal.

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