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Rationale for a Minimalist Backcountry GPS

Rationale for a Minimalist Backcountry GPS

The purpose of the GPS is to: – supplement map and compass as the primary means of navigation. – as a measure of safety when my skill or mental state might be good enough for the circumstances. I will always be carrying maps appropriate to my planned and alternate route(s), a compass, and know the current magnetic declination. Skurka’s note: http://andrewskurka.com/2012/why-backcountry-gps-units-are-overrated/ http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/compass.html Desired GPS Features: – Display location such that I can find it on the map. – Pre-load waypoints…

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