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General Discussion / For those who love maps and hate Justin Beiber
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:52:42 PM »
http://blog.estately.com/2014/04/the-geography-of-justin-bieber-fever/

My takeaway is stay in the southern part of the US.

For those who don't know who he is, consider yourself lucky.

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Satnav (GPS GLONASS COMPASS Galileo) / Your GPS is lying to you...
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:50:44 PM »
http://blog.oplopanax.ca/2012/11/your-gps-is-lying/

Granted it was an informal survey, but I found it interesting.

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Thanks for posting that info Lyle, looks like a good addition to the nav card set.

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New Member Introductions / Re: Greetings
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:38:07 PM »
Welcome to the best and friendliest of Nav Forums if not of Forums per se.

I agree  :D  And welcome bogyman!

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Cabela's has them on sale for $200 USD right now. Can't beat that price!
I would love to make up some custom maps for it.

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New Techniques & Learning / Re: Keeping on course in low visibility
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:32:41 PM »
I will have to give that one a try, thanks for sharing!  ;D

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As far as I know they weren't relying on GPS in this particular situation, it is quite tragic.
http://www.pressherald.com/news/maine-hikers-lost-car-accident-roque-bluffs-state-park-amy-stiner-melissa-moyer.html?pagenum=full

Already been rescued once, and then only to drive down a boat ramp into water. To their defense, the fog here in Maine can be really thick.
Still sad all around. :-[

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General Discussion / Re: Will this change the way we read?
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:03:47 PM »
wow!  - at 600 wpm without a second thought.

Same here, though I have always been a voracious and fast reader. Still really cool.

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Per your last sentence - you're forgetting that the orbit effect is caused by the edge of the earth defracting light. So your observation is inconclusive. Now - if the earth was a globe rather THAN FLAT - well you may then have a point...  ;)
True. I was just being flippant.

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Reviews, Suggestions and Advice / Re: Suunto M3 Global compass review
« on: March 04, 2014, 12:14:27 AM »
I just received my Suunto M3 Global compass and It had a clinometer!

It works much better (well seems way more sensitive) than my old military style compass which would stick and also had a bubble

Same here, one of the reasons I bought it was for the needle and clinometer function. All around, a nice compass.

Pete McK- Any solutions to prevent the bottom markings from rubbing off? Apply a little clear packing tape perhaps?

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I had to look the Lake District up on google, looks beautiful.
Honestly the only reason I own a GPS is that I like electronic gadgets. Just can't help myself  ;)

I was hunting up in northern Maine near the Canadian border and was driving down a logging road when I realized my fancy $400 iPhone was no longer giving me directions. Lo and behold, no cell signal=no GPS. I do believe the newer models have an independent gps system built in, but regardless, I don't fancy taking an expensive cell phone in the woods where it can get lost or soaked.

I'm sure with the rise of PLBs and cell phones there is indeed an increase in people pushing the limits they normally wouldn't do.

I'm glad you enjoyed the article mike.

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New Techniques & Learning / GPS use and the loss of navigation skills
« on: March 03, 2014, 05:05:50 PM »
Excellent article about GPS use and the loss of of our navigational skills. Also includes a link to an online test where you can test your spatial skills.
http://thewalrus.ca/global-impositioning-systems/?ref=2009.11-health-global-impositioning-systems&page=



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I'm in the market for a new GPS so this thread is timely.
I like the looks of the Foretrex 401 for it's simplicity, however no maps.

I really like the 62's custom map capabilities. That looks like some real potential for some really cool custom maps and overlays.
I'm with Lyle on the buttons. I am currently using a Garmin Dakota 20 and hate the touch screen interface.

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General Discussion / Since there is no sub forum labeled "Idiocy"
« on: March 03, 2014, 01:58:31 PM »
I'll just post this link here: http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/16/1-in-4-americans-thinks-sun-orbits-earth/
I like this quote the best "So that’s where we are as a society right now." About sums it up.
Of course it is Time magazine- not exactly hard hitting journalism, but nevertheless.

So just to make sure I'm not missing something…the sun revolves around the earth, right? I see it pass overhead every day so it must circle the earth. :o <sacarsm off>

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Emergency & Backup Equipment / Re: Uk Flooding and Potable Water
« on: February 25, 2014, 10:51:29 AM »
My water treatment methods have evolved over the years.
I start with a pre-filter for particulates (1.0 micron absolute), followed by a Sawyer Mini Filter (0.1 micron absolute), and then either Aquamria drops or SteriPEN Purifier for virus treatment.

In the winter, I tend to go with the pre filter, followed by SteriPEN as I don't have to worry about the unit freezing and being ruined like I do the Sawyer filter.

Review I just did on the new SteriPEN Ultra:
http://preparedassociates.com/gear-review-steripen/


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