Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hunters - Get That GPS Setup Before Heading Out

Keep your navigation simple by setting up your GPS now.

Before leaving the trail head or your truck there are a few suggestions that I would make.

"Dump the Junk."  Delete those old waypoints.  Save them to a file or note book.  Keep you navigation simple by keeping only the most important data stored on your GPS.

If your GPS has an electronic compass, calibrate the compass if you have changed the batteries; every time.

Clean out the track log.  Go to the main menu, select tracks and then clear the log.  A really busy log with a bunch of squiggling lines helps no one.  On the other hand, at the end of a hike or hunt save that track log to a file.  You may be able use in later.

If your GPS has a trip computer reset the values.  Most trip computers have an odometer and other readouts that should be reset to zero.

Make sure your GPS and everyone in camp has the same default settings.  For example, all your hunting buddies should use the same position format, either Latitude/Longitude or UTM.

Carry extra batteries.

Have fun!!!!

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