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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Only ever used a basic GPS (etrex) to find out where I was on a map. Bit quicker than hiking up a hill and triangulating with a compass and works in valley etc.
    Got a number of linz ones for pre-hunt nosies, generally get a laser print A4 of the target area and laminate, or in a ziploc bag, to actually carry bush.
    @mimms2, can you go thru how you do that pls (using basic GPS to find pos on topo map)

    I've never managed to get a GPS unit to give me nz transverse mercator projection references, or even better the sheet grid reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    @mimms2, can you go thru how you do that pls (using basic GPS to find pos on topo map)

    I've never managed to get a GPS unit to give me nz transverse mercator projection references, or even better the sheet grid reference.
    Set your gps to nz 260 instead of wgs 84 or the older nz 49 and can cross referance to maps , just a fu// up nz map system most garmins used to have in settings .

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    the maps we used on exercise in the army had been coated in something that could be written on with pencil and be folded up while still being water resistant , they called it talced or something like that . would like to get mine done that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m101a1 View Post
    Set your gps to nz 260 instead of wgs 84 or the older nz 49 and can cross referance to maps , just a fu// up nz map system most garmins used to have in settings .
    So does that give you a northing/easting ref that you can use on the topomap ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    So does that give you a northing/easting ref that you can use on the topomap ?
    old etrex, yes. one of the pages would have N and E at the bottom, to a resolution that was better than 1/10th square too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    @mimms2, can you go thru how you do that pls (using basic GPS to find pos on topo map)

    I've never managed to get a GPS unit to give me nz transverse mercator projection references, or even better the sheet grid reference.
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    Other one I did was buy printable waterproof A4 paper, then I just printed off a couple of sheets of the area I was looking at going to. Beats the hell out of either caryying a giant map or one that I'm afraid will fall to bits in the rain. Think I just hunted for it online and bought the one that suited my printer - laser jet vs ink jet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elrond View Post
    Donít waste money laminating. Buy waterproof paper. Lasts for ever and literally can be dunked in a stream and remain perfect.
    Can you print on water proof paper with an inkjet or do you need a laser printer
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    I just print off Topomap and laminate back to back with permit.

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    Get some really cool historical aerial photos from www.retrolens.co.nz but beware - you can waste a good portion of your day going down rabbit holes of your own making!
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    I think the last pack I bought was from Warehouse Stationary.
    I have colour laser at home and never had any issues. Iím not sure if an inkjet would work. Never tried it. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winaa View Post
    Can you print on water proof paper with an inkjet or do you need a laser printer
    Would have to be laser.

    (Laser prints out plastic, ink is still ink - the paper may be waterproof but the ink aint)
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    the maps we used on exercise in the army had been coated in something that could be written on with pencil and be folded up while still being water resistant , they called it talced or something like that . would like to get mine done that way.
    Its still available in stationary shops. Used for covering school books to make them last longer. Called self adhesive book cover, or similar

 

 

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