GPS Adventure Weekend

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Fun Time

Everyone who goes off-road needs some navigation skills. A GPS receiver is a highly useful tool when there are no road signs. While you should not depend on it for absolute navigation, it provides a great deal of comfort that you are still on the right trail. As a rule most people, when following directions, under estimate the distance and stop or turn short of their intended goal. A GPS can give you confidence that the next turn is still ahead of you.

Try going up This is a hands-on class combined with a weekend of camping and 4-Wheeling! You need to bring your own self contained GPS receiver unit - preferably a Garmin model. We will be outside all day -- better to get a clear view of the sky. We will start with a review on the use of your GPS receiver. The focus is on how to operate your GPS unit and how to use it for basic navigation in the field. We will not delve into the details of on-highway navigation or criteria for purchasing a new GPS. You are responisible to know how to find the right buttons to push!
Then we will drive a trail or two marking waypoints, documenting waypoints, finding waypoints, creating routes, backtracking routes, and transfering information to the laptop if you have the necessary software and cables.

The clinic will show you how a GPS can answer the questions: If you want a bit of "how do they do this?" we can review the basic elements of the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) of which your GPS receiver is only one part.

Which way?

You need for the class
  1. A hand held GPS
  2. The operating hand book for your GPS
  3. A Fresh set of batteries in your GPS & an extra set in your pocket
  4. Note pad and pencil or pen
  5. Cable for the GPS to laptop connection and software (if you have one)
  6. A street legal, insured 4WD with a low range transfer case. You must have at least one recovery hook (or tow point) on the front and one on the rear.
  7. An FRS radio or a ham radio could be handy
  8. Camping equipment
  9. Food & a means to prepare it
Fount it Recommended items include a compass, a recovery strap (no metal hooks on the ends), a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, and a Hi-lift jack.

NOTE: At all times, plans and itinerary is subject to change due to weather and unforeseen events.

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