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Hiking GPS Bear safety Water purification Food and Gear

Discussion in 'Fitness And Well-Being' started by Altered State, Jun 13, 2017.

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    sandhill larry

    sandhill larry Well-Known Member

    I'm not an electronics guy, so no useful advice. I don't have a cell. The wife makes me take hers when I'm on the trail, but I would rather be without the tether.
     
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    Yeah me too, I'd rather be without. Do you take a camera?
     
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    sandhill larry

    sandhill larry Well-Known Member

    I have a Go Pro that I was carrying. I like the headband mount better than the sticpic. Since I have the phone now, I leave the Go Pro at home. I recorded some of my hikes. Thought about starting a You Tube channel, but talked myself out of it.
     
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    I would very much like to see your videos! Go pro sounds cool man!
    I am finishing scoping out the OCT (Oregon Coast Trail) this part is off of Cape Ferrelio.

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    Altered State

    Altered State Well-Known Member

    The best free GPS app for a smart phone I have come across is the Magellan TRX app it has a 2D terrain mode that works well that when zoomed turns to shaded topographical with high map detail. Much better then my gps's map and its accurate on a iPhone anyways.

    Did I mention it was free ? Its 100% free
     
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    JeffSessions

    JeffSessions Member

    The Sawyer is great. Pump filters were one of the things that used to make me hate backpacking, although I'm sure those are better now, too. The Sawyer couldn't be easier, just fill your water pouch, screw it on, and squeeze to drink or fill another container.
     
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    sandhill larry

    sandhill larry Well-Known Member

    They are real popular with AT hikers. But the full sized one, not the mini. Flow rate is way slow on that one I hear.

    My only concern about filters is that if they freeze, they might not be actually filtering your water, and you have no way of knowing. But then unless I go north, that is not a problem.
     
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    sandhill larry

    sandhill larry Well-Known Member

    Nice view. If I ever decide to post to YT, I'll let you know. One of the AT thru hikers I'm following this year just posted a video about folks coming up to him on the trail, and fucking with him, thinking they were being funny. His Channel has caught a wave and he has 2K+ subs and views. I would never do anything like those numbers, but just the thought of folks knowing you, and you don't know them is enough to make me wait.
     
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