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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by RustyL, Sep 11, 2013.


  1. RustyL

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    For IPhone. Is there a good one that won't drain your battery too much. I'd like to use it for hunting. Or would that MAP app track my progress?


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  2. Jonesee

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    $32
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/TOMTOP-Handheld-Navigation-Outdoor-Travel/dp/B005LUOTT2/ref=sr_1_55?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1378944188&sr=1-55&keywords=GPS+handheld"]Amazon.com: TOMTOP Mini Handheld GPS Navigation For Outdoor Sport Travel: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UVucR7KgL.@@AMEPARAM@@51UVucR7KgL[/ame]

    Or spend $100 - $200 for a good one.
    What do you need it for?
     

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  3. duncan

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  4. Jonesee

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    These are what I use:
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-GPSMAP-62St-Handheld-Navigator/dp/B003IHV6Z0/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1378951307&sr=8-15&keywords=garmin+handheld+GPs"]Amazon.com: Garmin GPSMAP 62St Handheld GPS Navigator: GPS & Navigation@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41vP5qdTdnL.@@AMEPARAM@@41vP5qdTdnL[/ame]

    and:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/SPOT-Satellite-Messenger-Orange-Black/dp/B002PHRDO2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378951413&sr=8-1&keywords=spot+tracker"]Amazon.com: SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger unit, Orange/Black: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zk401AsGL.@@AMEPARAM@@51zk401AsGL[/ame]

    I like to get way into the back country.
    The Spot Tracker I initially got so my wife can track me on endurance motorcycle rides, but I also carry it now hunting, hiking and fishing.

    I bet I'm the only guy you know that actually lost a Spot Tracker that is meant to keep me found...
     
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  5. Jonesee

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    For hiking I really like the topo maps.
    I don't know about crabbing, but fishing, the waypoint is the only thing that matters and modern cheap gps units will get you within 10'-20' on a clear sky.

    At least that is my experience.

    Fishing in rivers and streams, I will tag a waypoint when I get a hit or hookup, later I will drift over the same spot and have a lot of luck when I hit the same point. I also use waypoints to put in all the deer blinds. A lot easier to find at 0:dark30 when you know you are close. I don't think of turning a flashlight on until the gps says I am there. They do really well on batteries until I get bored in a deer stand and play with it. The more you mess with it and make it work mapping etc, the faster it will eat batteries...

    I also log my gps points in a moleskine book along with a quick note what I was doing, what I saw, hunt success, etc. I can recreate trips from memory with the book. The farthest north I've been (north of Hudson Bay) etc.
     
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  6. nickE10mm

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    TopoMaps by Philip Endecott .... another vote. Its the best. A little strange to learn exactly how to use perfectly but the best out of EVERY iPhone topo map / GPS app I've tried. And I've tried over 10 of them
     
  7. duncan

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    Guys, for about $100, I scored a nice Garmin Legend color on Craigslist. More durable than our cell phones too.