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Old 07-07-2014, 05:40 AM   #1
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Good backup for off the grid riding!

Came across this tool and - even though it can be used as a main system- I like the idea of using it as a backup to a backup.
I normally use my BMW Nav IV first bc it's powered by my bike and has a battery in case the bike dies, I also carry a an Etrex 20 jic the Nav dies, and now im considering adding the topo maps of where I go to my phone or iPad.
The downside is the price PER State, but better safe than lost and sorry IMHO. This is only for the ones that go WAAAAY off the beaten path.

Link to a review of the product:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/prep...d-ipad-iphone/
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:50 AM   #2
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Paper maps used with a compass are much cheaper and don't rely on satellites.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:00 AM   #3
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Very true and I do carry a paper map and compass w ruler and a knot string(using Gunters chain).
About satellites: reason I went w the Etrex20, it uses both Sat systems so if one is down and/or blocked I can hopefully use the other.
This is just for the ones that love gadgets and the ease of plotting.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:37 AM   #4
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Came across this tool and - even though it can be used as a main system- I like the idea of using it as a backup to a backup.
I normally use my BMW Nav IV first bc it's powered by my bike and has a battery in case the bike dies, I also carry a an Etrex 20 jic the Nav dies, and now im considering adding the topo maps of where I go to my phone or iPad.
The downside is the price PER State, but better safe than lost and sorry IMHO. This is only for the ones that go WAAAAY off the beaten path.

Link to a review of the product:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/prep...d-ipad-iphone/
The USofA, in one 2.3Gb vector map, free:

http://www.osmmaps.com/maps/united-states

state by state, updated YESTERDAY, free:

http://download.mapsforge.org/maps/north-america/us/

some of the rest of the world, free:

http://www.osmmaps.com/



if you want to add contour lines, that's easily done too, in all the cool android apps. annnnnd it 's free also.

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