get one that accepts custom maps. spent alot of time getting a sapshot of a plat map, overlaying on google earth to see property boundary's just too find out my gps does not accept custom maps. Unless I did something wrong, ask a pro.
I bought a garmin etrex off craigslist for 50$ and it changed my hunt. especially if you go into thickbush. I get lost rather easy after you find one then two then ten mushrooms and you have spun around like a dumb animal chasing a laser pointer sans the instinct to get un-lost. any thing you get the bread crumb thing or the tracks of where you have been and waypoints to get you home are essential. Btw how do you post pics i found my largest one ever (thanks to gps)
I rarely lose my way, but this spring on a rainy overcast day i got so turned around i didn't know which way was up, i finally had to download a compass on my smart phone or i might still be out there, technology is your friend.
Thanks for the input guys, getting lost isn't much of a concern but it does happen. Looks like the etrex is a solid gadget, it'll be a while before I can afford one with customizable maps but that's the way I think Im going. Thanks again all.
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