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toolmann
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May-31-15, 
06:31 PM (MST)
"WTB GPS"

I'm looking for a GPS unit. Nothing fancy at this point, just something fairly inexpensive that will get me back to the truck.

Feel free to PM me.

Thanks,

TM

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: WTB GPS  kilowatt      May-31-15   1 
  RE: WTB GPS  toolmann      Jun-01-15   2 
   RE: WTB GPS  kilowatt      Jun-01-15   3 
    RE: WTB GPS  toolmann      Jun-02-15   4 
 RE: WTB GPS  ForkWest      Jun-02-15   5 
  RE: WTB GPS  bonepicker      Jun-02-15   6 
   RE: WTB GPS  toolmann      Jun-02-15   7 
    RE: WTB GPS  heartshot      Jun-02-15   8 
     RE: WTB GPS  PCPython      Jun-02-15   9 
    RE: WTB GPS  ForkWest      Jun-02-15   10 
    RE: WTB GPS  bonepicker      Jun-04-15   12 
 RE: WTB GPS  jyclvn      Jun-03-15   11 
  RE: WTB GPS  toolmann      Jun-07-15   13 

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kilowatt
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May-31-15, 
09:04 PM (MST)
1. "RE: WTB GPS"

Tim....check your Mailbox.

Brian

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toolmann
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Jun-01-15, 
09:41 AM (MST)
2. "RE: WTB GPS"

PM replied to.

Tim

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kilowatt
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Jun-01-15, 
11:08 PM (MST)
3. "RE: WTB GPS"

You forgot to type the message, try again as it was blank.

Brian

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toolmann
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Jun-02-15, 
06:20 AM (MST)
4. "RE: WTB GPS"

Interesting. Hopefully the one I just sent you went through.

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ForkWest
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Jun-02-15, 
08:25 AM (MST)
5. "RE: WTB GPS"

You know, I had the same idea a couple years ago. Just wanted a cheapy that would get me back to the truck. The more I looked around the more I realized that it was worth the little extra cash to get a colored touch screen that was chip capabale. I ended up with this one.
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Oregon-450-Handheld-Navigator/dp/B00313JX4W
I put a western states public/private card in it and I haven't looked back. So easy to use, pretty good battery life and very accurate.

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bonepicker
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Jun-02-15, 
10:35 AM (MST)
6. "RE: WTB GPS"

I bought a Garmin GPSMAP 62st this year, I love it! I also got the private land chip and it has been great. I was looking at getting the 62s which would have been sufficient for me, but I got a good deal on the 62st. About the same price as the Oregon, but I wanted to avoid the touch screen. It has been worth it for me to have the Public/private land chip for sure, I have already found access into 2 big chunks of public land that I thought were locked up by private.

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toolmann
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Jun-02-15, 
11:52 AM (MST)
7. "RE: WTB GPS"

Fellas, I honestly appreciate all of the replies and input. Trust me, I'd love to get something nicer. But... I have to buy a new pack, the wife needs some new binos, and my son needs new crap every year due to growing. So, as much as I'd love to spend a few extra bucks on a nicer GPS, unless someone is going to donate some funds, or I find a better one at a smoking deal, it sort of is what it is. Funds are limited.

I wonder if I can start a GO FUND ME site for hunting gear? Not a bad idea!

TM

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heartshot
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Jun-02-15, 
12:07 PM (MST)
8. "RE: WTB GPS"

LAST EDITED ON Jun-02-15 AT 12:09 PM (MST)

Any and all will get you back to the truck.
Look on KSL, Craigslist, EBay, etc. and buy the cheapest one you can find that appears to still be in working condition.

If you buy an old one, I would buy one that takes regular batteries. Built in batteries are what goes bad on old ones.

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PCPython
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Jun-02-15, 
12:37 PM (MST)
9. "RE: WTB GPS"

PM Sent

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ForkWest
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Jun-02-15, 
04:22 PM (MST)
10. "RE: WTB GPS"

Fair enough Toolman. Don't apologize for living within your means! Like someone else said, look used. Bushnell also put out a very simple little units. I think it only stores 2 - 3 waypoints and is about the size of a compas. Last I can remember it was only like $50 bucks.

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bonepicker
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Jun-04-15, 
09:43 AM (MST)
12. "RE: WTB GPS"

I've got an older garmin etrex legend that. It works for getting back to the rig. It can do a few tracks and a bunch of waypoints. The weakness of those older gps units was that the satellite connection would sometimes take a long time to get and was not always reliable, especially in canyons or even under heavy timber but that can be overcome with a little extra walking.

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Jun-03-15, 
08:38 PM (MST)
11. "RE: WTB GPS"

I have a garmin etrex vista cx that I bought brand new a few years ago for my dad for Christmas. It is still brand new not even a single mark on it. he never used it. only took it out of the box and turned it on. We have no need for it since I use the garmin rhinos. New I paid $380 I am not real sure what you are looking to spend, I would like to get $200 for it/ obo. I can text or email pictures thanks Jay

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toolmann
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Jun-07-15, 
07:13 PM (MST)
13. "RE: WTB GPS"

Thanks to everyone who offered and gave input. I ended up picking up a Delorme PN-60W AND SPOT Satellite Messenger for $120 this weekend. So far it is great and from research that seemed like a great price.

I can't wait to really use it when I go scouting for elk season the end of this month.

TM

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