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    No more getting lost anxiety

    I hunt the woods more than anywhere else seeking colonial artifacts and colonial homesites to hunt. I have had several models of the garmin Foretrex gps but I would still experience anxiety when I would be several hundred feet from my waypoint and be getting erratic compass readings. Because of this I would never go too far or where I couldnít follow a trail or creek or hear the nearest road, and Iíd like to go anywhere that looks interesting and not worry. ( my sense of direction is horrible)

    I looked into other gos units and got a used garmin Oregon 550t and afternoon using one time it was a game changer. The Oregon has many features the foretrex lacks. I also got ( used) 24k Topo map on micro sd covering the northeast US.

    Although I really like it it seemed a little slow and took longer than expected to acquire satellites, and the touch screen was not great for response. So I saw how improved the latest model the 700 series are and found a good price for a new Oregon 750. It is the most advanced and accurate available with extra features like radar weather,
    Many things that will increase my chances of finding sites and relics. I got the model without Topo basemap because Iím getting the more detailed 24k NE maps. It does have a great camera which geotags every photo which is useful.

    Iím looking forward to greatly expanding my hunting area free of anxiety over getting lost and confident to explore
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    We have been using Garmin for years for geocaching. On one of my older units the map would show the cracker crumb trail I could follow back to the start. Now we just mark the car location or stream and trail crossings to get out. Last rule of thumb... if lost follow a stream. They all lead to civilization.
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    us
    May 2011
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    i always have a real compass ,just in case.
    brad

 

 

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