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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - LDP route finding


Author: Mark Garratt
Posted: Thu 7th Mar 2013, 18:38
Joined: 2016
Local Group: Heart of England
Yes I also follow Eltons advice . I own a garmin with topo maps on and only use once I absolutely need it. I use the OS Explorer maps but instead of folding the map and ruining it I take photos of the sections I need save them to a disc then get them printed out at boots (6x4 prints) this way I can draw the route on the pictures without ruining the map. Also there easier to hold
Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Wed 6th Mar 2013, 21:57
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Wed 6th Mar 2013, 21:57
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
Elton. Thank you!!!

Very informative.

90 views and no response - then yours. Much appreciated. A lot to take in there. :)

Peter
Author: Elton Ellis
Posted: Wed 6th Mar 2013, 21:01
Joined: 2006
Local Group: Surrey
Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Sun 24th Feb 2013, 23:18
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
Hi Folks

Now that I am retired, I am thinking of undertaking some LDPs in the future (aren't we all...) before its too late...

I need guidance on the best approach to GPS hardware/software for the journey(s) please.

I have always relied on paper maps, but my son recently bought me a Sat Map, which I like, but seems to take an age to pick up the GPS signal (compared with his phone, which locks on in a very short space of time)

My question is what are peoples experiences and recommendations re electronic/GPS route finding on the longer LDPs?

There will be issues like battery life, weight, recharging devices, the relative cost of mapping software, waterproofness of devices, etcetera.

I hope this hasn't been covered elsewhere, although I did a cursory search before posting.

Regards

Peter

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