|Subject:||RE: Free Phone App for emergency GPS co ordinates etc|
|From:||Susanne Gardiner <>|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:26:33 +0000|
I use an app for geocaching on my phone (android) and the phone's GPS works also when not in normal phone range, even in flight mode. It does use battery power, but you probably wouldn't have to have it on continuously unless you want to track your progress. You can also take a power pack and or a small solar recharger with you on longer outings/hikes to recharge your phone.
The GPS units I've seen so far take AAA or AA batteries, which are easy to replace.
Some areas in Namadgi are magnetically challenging and can give you a false reading on your compass. Just be aware and check your position regularly. Having different ways of verifying where you are helps as well.
Apart from any gadgets and equipment, I'd let someone know where approximately you are going to be and when you intend to return and when they should start getting edgy if you haven't checked in with them.
Thanks for all the other information provided in the previous emails. I will certainly check out some of them.
From: David Rees <>
To: Matthew Willis <>
Cc: Martin <>; "Baird, Ian" <>; kym bradley <>; "" <>
Sent: Monday, 1 February 2016, 15:24
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] RE: Free Phone App for emergency GPS co ordinates etc
The nice thing with the likes of memory map is you can download maps onto your PC and print out those bits out you need, much cheaper than buying them printed traditionally. Can also laminate them to provide a more robust product than a traditional folded map or you can laser print them double-sided onto waterproof paper. Agree on having back-up such as a simple compass. I would not rely on a mobile phone map only in a difficult location and I to carry a registered PLB these days for remote area use.
On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Matthew Willis <m("gmail.com","matt.j.willis");" target="_blank" href="">> wrote:
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