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Re: GPS
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2013, 05:02:53 PM »
I always leave mine on to track.  I LOVE to see where and how far we've hiked or walked.  (The scouts really like it too, I print maps from Summer camp and the camporees for them).     If I was in an emergency situation and needed a gps I'd do the same.   But unless I was kidnapped, blindfolded and dropped off in a remote location, I'm not too worried about it.  I have plenty of spare batteries for a weeks worth of 12 hour days recording.  Also, my GPS is just a fun thing to use.  I'm still a map and compass guy at heart.



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Re: GPS
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2013, 01:35:42 PM »
I read some more reviews and downloaded the basecamp software (Which is free, you don't even have to own the garmin to use it).   I just downloaded basecamp and it is cleaner to use, but not quite as fancy as topo is.  I'm also using the older 8.0 version and I'm not seeing anything compelling in the 10.0 to upgrade it.  I'm leaning toward the Garmin 62s right now.  Gonna have to do some soul searching, throw some bones and make a final decision.   :hugegrin:



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