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Re: Re: Re: GPS mod
"10-20 feet of accuracy is plenty for me, and i understand that means for every reading the gps takes it could be adding 20 feet of inaccuracy every 10 seconds or so for hours of hiking."...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 15, 6:40pm

Re: GPS mod
Steve, I'm not sure if you are trying to understand all of this. A quad-helix was quite common as an external GPS antenna about twenty years ago and up to about five years ago. I've used...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 15, 5:53pm

Re: Re: GPS accuracy
James explained it. I used to help my customers with a system that they had just paid $50K for, but the GPS portion was worth no more than $10K or $20K. We figured out how to get almost-perfe...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 15, 5:47pm

Re: Estimates
"If i could have a reliable and powerful antennae on an android there would be almost no reason to use garmin." Steve, that might be part of the problem, but you are not going to like ...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 15, 5:41pm

Re: Re: GPS accuracy
"Some of the old trail signs in Yosemite can be 50% off !!! " Billy, when I first started seeing those in Yosemite, I was confused. On some specific trails, I figured it out. They had ...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 15, 5:30pm

Re: GPS accuracy
Steve, if you read all of the replies that you got here, you will notice that they mostly agree. Your expectations for GPS distance accuracy are high. As you probably know, GPS distance measurem...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 15, 5:25pm

Re: Re: Packit Gourmet smoothies
"The vanilla flavor powder is pretty universal, and you can add most anything to it." Gary, Ensure is one of my favorites, but I can't find any fruit powder stuff that mixes very w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packit Gourmet smoothies
December 14, 5:09pm

Re: Shelter for JMT/Sierras
I think that a good tarp is quite adequate for the JMT in summer. I've been using a very lightweight cuben fiber tarp, but my friend uses a simple silnylon tarp. I don't use trekking pol...

In GEAR » Shelter for JMT/Sierras
December 14, 3:07pm

Re: The eyes..
I realize that infrared light is about the only practical lighting solution for night, but it is too bad that it makes the mountain lions look so ghostly. In daylight, they are nice looking animals...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
December 13, 8:54pm

Re: Re: Re: pika musk
Wait a second, David. Are your pika recipes for the American pika or the Collared pika? --B.G.--

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 13, 7:29pm

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