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Reply #30 - Jun 15th, 2022 at 10:15pm
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GPS (electronic) navigation: ideas? My Garmin has dropped birdseye mapping which was about 30 bucks a year. Is there a better & still cheap option for navigation. I'll still have my maps and a compass....but....
  
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Reply #31 - Jun 16th, 2022 at 6:17am
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HighNDry,

I typically alternate between my Garmin and Gaia Topo Maps apps, both of which have worked well for me in the past using my Smartphone's internal GPS.  I probably operate with the Gaia app more than the Garmin.

The main reason I keep the Garmin subscription is for the text message capability with folks back home.  Years ago, that didn't matter so much and I would go a couple weeks at a time without contact.  That changed in recent years as the health of aging relatives became more precarious and needed monitoring, even from a distance.

I use a Garmin Mini in conjunction with my Samsung Android phone.  The view screen on my cell phone is considerably larger than what I had on my old regular Garmin device so, when it was time to buy something new, I opted for the mini which does everything I need it to do while minimizing bulk. 

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Reply #32 - Jun 16th, 2022 at 9:35am
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Thanks Jimbo!

I have a Garmin etrex 30. It's a handy little unit but it only displays a map that I have to download. My other limitation is that I have a tracfone which doesn't get cell phone service in Canada and I frankly don't know if it could pull in a wifi signal up there. It also is of that age where it's going to need to be recharged daily. So I'd be looking at some USB chargers and a portable solar panel.....hmmmmm.

I'll keep looking around for options for electronic maps. Maybe there's something else out there that I haven't considered without having to 1) buy a new GPS device and/or 2) buying a new smartphone  Grin
  
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Reply #33 - Jun 16th, 2022 at 9:36am
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...I should specify that I'm posting this here in this thread because I'm trying to figure out how to get Atikaki maps downloaded onto a device that I can take with me for navigation up in the park.

The search continues.....
  
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Reply #34 - Jun 19th, 2022 at 8:32am
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HighnDry.....

I have a little DragonX foldable solar panel that has worked very well for me over the years. I have a Garmin InReach Explorer+ that I pair with my I Phone which I use mostly for satellite texting....it seems the older I get the more some folks are concerned as to my well being on my journeys.   Any technical stuff about how to load data is way beyond my pay grade.  I still very much prefer paper maps and a compass for navigation.
  
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Reply #35 - Jun 19th, 2022 at 9:57am
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Terry, I can loan you a Garmin 60csx loaded with topos and all my info for Atikaki. It uses AA battteries.
  
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Reply #36 - Jun 19th, 2022 at 3:09pm
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Thanks Marten! I'll take you up on it (I'll still bring my maps and my compass though).
  
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Reply #37 - Jun 20th, 2022 at 6:24am
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HighnDry wrote on Jun 19th, 2022 at 3:09pm:
Thanks Marten! I'll take you up on it (I'll still bring my maps and my compass though).


For sure, I like to study the maps in camp and then use the routing feature to lay out the next days travel in the gps. You then have a line to follow. Especially nice amongst the islands.
  
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