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    Hi there, I'm new to hunting and these forums, and am seeking advise over a gps. My mate has an old Garmin 60 handheld and it doesn't seem to connect to satellite. Also i don't think it can have maps put on it. Any advise on this and other recommended would be great. Thanks.

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    I have one and no, you can't load maps on. You can load waypoints on etc prior though, and it will always point you back to the truck.

    That issue about finding the satellites is normal. Go to menu and tell it new location. (Something like that anyway). It should restart ifs search. Turning it off again then on might help. Mine does it occasionally.

    Stick with the 60 until your funds improve. I've got a rhino 650 with maps preloaded now and very happy with it. But nothing beats stepping out into a new area with some confidence you'll be able to find your truck

    Doubtless the guys here will also remind you to pack a real compass and map, and many are now appreciating PLB.

    Always ask yourself what the worst is that could happen. Plan accordingly. Note that doesn't mean you carry everything!!!!

    There are several similar threads here do poke around I'm sure you'll find stuff that's useful to consider

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak View Post
    Hi there, I'm new to hunting and these forums, and am seeking advise over a gps. My mate has an old Garmin 60 handheld and it doesn't seem to connect to satellite. Also i don't think it can have maps put on it. Any advise on this and other recommended would be great. Thanks.
    I am using Garmin 62sc. Never had any problems with it. Never lost satellites.
    Here's another recent thread on this

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.nz/f12/gps-15954/
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    I use to use a Garmin 12XL without maps and found navigating easy with it. You should still take a map with you so the 60 will give you Lat and Long. By looking at your paper map will give you a better perspective than any GPS map. Were good units for their time.
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    I suppose I should get my A into G and learn how to read lat long from a Topo map. But I struggle to see the point
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    For When all the satellites drop out of the sky???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I suppose I should get my A into G and learn how to read lat long from a Topo map. But I struggle to see the point
    that's all i have ever used, topo numbers might as well be French to me.

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    Lat long is same to my eyes. Give me a grid ref any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    For When all the satellites drop out of the sky???
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    GPS fine so long as we have satellites. Paper maps fine so long as we have magnetic north. I think mag north will last longer than our satellites. An obscure notion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I suppose I should get my A into G and learn how to read lat long from a Topo map. But I struggle to see the point
    Pengy

    The point will reveal itself rather quickly when your cold wet and hungry and your GPS batteries have failed and you slowly begin to realise you have just become the newest member of the Fakawi Tribe and suddenly get the urge to communicate with your Mummy.

    Learn how to read a Topo Map and compass and learn to fix your position on said map with said compass.

    And FFS put said map ad compass in your day pack.

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    Sweet as, will take map and compass and get gps when I can afford it. Thanks
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    I think pengy can use a map and compass fine but with grid ref.
    Same for me but lat long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak View Post
    Sweet as, will take map and compass and get gps when I can afford it. Thanks
    Good choice Zac.

    Learn how to use them well before you go bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    GPS fine so long as we have satellites. Paper maps fine so long as we have magnetic north. I think mag north will last longer than our satellites. An obscure notion.
    I wouldn't be too sure on that one Historically our magnetic poles reverse periodicly.
    Before they do it wobbles around for a bit like it is now.
    When not if it flips its going to Fuck up a heap of migrating birds but that will be the least of our worrys.

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