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GPSFileDepot – Free Garmin GPS Maps

GPSFileDepot Home Page - Free GPS Topo Maps for Garmin GPS Receivers

If you own a Garmin GPS receiver, you can save yourself a chunk of change by downloading and installing the free user contributed maps available at GPSFileDepot.com which has an excellent collection of US topographic maps, as well as maps from all over the world. The site also provides an excellent set …

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Brunton TruArc 10 Baseplate Compass Review

The Brunton TruArc10 is a baseplate style compass with a declination adjustment.

The Brunton TruArc 10 is a baseplate style compass with a declination adjustment that is best suited for use in forested or mountainous terrain where you can rarely see your destination. Featuring a global needle, you can also use the TruArc 10 compass interchangeably in the northern and southern hemispheres without having to buy …

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Suunto A10 Compass

I’ve owned the same Suunto A10 Compass for years and can recommend it highly for 3 season hiking. The markings on mine are  a little worn, as you can see, but it has all of the key attributes you need for following a bearing or orienteering with a map. The …

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SectionHiker Gear of the Year Award: Casio PAG240-1CR Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch

Casio Men's PAG240-1CR Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch

Every year, I like to recognize a piece of gear that has the biggest transformational impact on my hiking and backpacking experience by giving it the Section Hiker Gear of the Year Award. This year’s winner is the Casio PAG240-1CR Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch whose built-in barometric altimeter helped transform my …

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