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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    My current handheld is a Garmin Etrex that dates to around 2000, or 2001. It still works fine, except at the bottom of hills, in creek bottoms, or in dense canopy. I have been thinking about upgrading to a Garmin Etrex 10, but not sure if an upgrade is really needed. A map function would be...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does using a GPS incur ongoing cost?
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm using navigation all the time when I'm traveling, which happens often. I knew that the whole GPS service could be shut off if there's a war, but I'm learning it can also be fooled. It happened in Moscow...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    i saw a recent article about the navy going back to star navigation as a backup when/if GPS goes down. i was wondering if there are any navigation methods one could implement if GPS wasn't available and you were lost in the woods. I live in western washington state, I know I need to walk west...
  5. General Discussion
    Very few people realize just how many things are tied into or use GPS signals. http://gcn.com/articles/2013/11/08/gps-disruption.aspx http://gcn.com/articles/2013/11/12/gps-timing-position.aspx
  6. The Tech Zone
    As most people know, GPS is quickly becoming a part of everyday life. We have a GPS receiver in our cars, and our cell phones. The technology is and will continue to advance. I wanted to start a thread about how people on this forum use their GPS receivers. Including: Hunting...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey everyone, I haven't been around for a while, I've been pretty busy with my senior year in high school. Anyways, I have a Garman eTrex Venture HC, and I have had it for over a year. It works great but recently it has this problem where it turns off after being on for about 10 seconds. No...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I made this video this afternoon. Now before I get a crapload of OPSEC comments, it isn't filmed at my home. Anyway, a lot of people really don't know how to use a GPS with a map so, I put this together for you guys! Oh yeah, if I say the word "Datum" and you don't know what that means...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Fathers Day is coming up. So, I am thinking of new things to add to my bag. Why do I want to add it? No reason. It's not like I am going to depend on any of it. I just want it. Believe me, I am for the most part a TechnoPhobe. However here are some ideas I came up with. First would be for my...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20202-gps-chaos-how-a-30-box-can-jam-your-life.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news Not particularly surprising with regards to the fact that we depend on GPS, but the depth of that dependency may surprise some. The fact that so much technology, especially...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi All, Going to be starting some decent backpacking trips in the spring and am wanting to learn navigation (among many other skills). Could anyone suggest a good place to start like a book possibly a thread here? Many Thanks!
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm looking for a GPS unit for Christmas. I've seen a few that look nice but I'm not that savvy when it comes to these things. I'm looking for advice and recommendations on what you guys like and what you think is a great unit. I don't know if it's possible but I would prefer a GPS that has the...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just wanted to remind folks of this. A co-worker had her car GPS stolen and she is concerned that the person knows where she lives. And THEY DO since it is programmed into her GPS. It even gives them directions to get there. So just a reminder to make sure not to program your "home" button...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking for a good hand held gps unit. Not primarily for car but something that could work in a vehicle as well. I bought one of those little yellow units, but it required you to go to the website and download geocache coordinates and wouldn't let you put in what you wanted. I need something...
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I got a sale flyer from Cabela's yesterday. They list the Garmin 60 GSX GPS on sale for $199. The ad lists the regular price is $399, the internet shows $499. There is no promo code or anything. The ad says the price is good "In store and On line" Valid from August 19, 2010 to August 25...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know many people love their GPS systems but I want to know what most of you like. Last fall I used one and I wasn't totally sold. The thing kept loosing signal when we where in thick cedar swamps and other off trail places, maybe operator error but I don't know.
  17. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I have heard nothing but good things about the Garmin. my question is about the National Geographic TOPO software. is it any good? it seems real confusing and from what i have read on nat geo FAQ the maps cant be downloaded onto the Garmin.. whats the point? can some one give me the 411? some...
  18. GPS

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am curious is in a SHTF , TEOTWAWKI would the satelites work. I dont see why they wouldnt does anyone know something I dont?
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As NavAids, Comms or even basic entertainment, most types of modern computing equipment would not be useful but PDA apps could be very helpful e.g. GPS, Communication, Mapping? Ideas, Suggestions and Real Life Expericences Please :D Thanks oy6
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all This question isn't probably what your thinking. My real question is when TSHTF should you use you GPS? My thought is that when you turn on your GPS for reading and coordinates the "Government" or raining power or agencies will know exactly where you are and how to find you. They may not...
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