using GPS units for not getting lost in the scrub

Subject: using GPS units for not getting lost in the scrub
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 11:54:58 +1000

G'day Vicki et al.

I'm just a beginer with this GPS navigation stuff but my Etrex (the basic yellow
one) will show accurate directions very soon after you start moving.
Experienced folk always recommend carrying a compass as well.  I must get one
and learn how to use it -  maybe a christmas present hint.

I occasionally walk from the car along a track for a couple of km and then use
the GPS to take me back in a straight line through the bush.  It's often arduous
and scratchy but I've made it back every time and it's more intereastng than
retracing one's steps.



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