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Old 28 Aug 2008
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Why so negative?
All GPSs can be turned off if you want to ! You could even throw away your maps, to get the real adventure. And throw away your compas and take a sextant ;o))

Maps,compass and GPS are all means of navigation, you only have to decide how good a navigation you want:
1:100.000 maps or 1:20.000 ?
A big compass with compensation or a small compass on your watchband or a sextant?
30 papermaps or 2-3 overviewmaps and a GPS ?

You can buy extra gas for the GPS money, but then you could also save gas by using the GPS.
You could buy the GPS for the money saved on maps.
You will really appreciateit, that dark evening at 9pm in the rain, when it shows you the way to the next lodge ) or when you find that little single track that'll take you into to the bush faraway from the mainroad(and hopefully back again)
May you enjoy peace and good health !
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Certainly a GPS is a useful too. Is it a mandatory tool to travel, hardly. Lewis and Clark didn't need one.

It is also a toy. Bored and want to take a ride? It can invent your own personal Poker Run. Log in a destination at whatever mileage you want. Adjust the paramatures to the kind of roads you want to travel, calulate. If if comes up with roads you have already traveled, do custom avoids, so that it will calulate another route.

Now you can go to cousin Martha's house on roads that you didn't know existed and that you hadn't traveled.

If you get tired of looking at the screen, do what a previous person already said, turn it off.
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did any one tried to use a nokia n95??

i have one, i cannot afford to buy a new gps system but i can afford a gps reciver....i want to do argentina to california....i'd like to have it for main direction, then turn it off and explore and then back on when i don't know where to go.
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Some posts have been deleted from this thread as they were descending into personal insults which are not tolerated on the HUBB - you know who you are . Cool it please !
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