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Overview


Put away those bulky books and monster manuals!
For a generation, the Basic Essentials® series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials® books tell you what you need to know.
Discover how to:
pick the best GPS receiver for your specific needs read and pregrid topographic maps identify waypoints with various coordinate systems use GPS to navigate on land and water create your own maps with GPS software
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762734214
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Series: Basic Essentials Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author


Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over thirty years. A professional outdoor writer and photographer, he has written nine previous FalconGuides, including Hiking Arizona. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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Table of Contents


1) What is GPS? 2) Navigation Tools 3) Navigation Skills 4) Finding Waypoints 5) Field Technique 6) Trail Hiking 7) Cross Country Hiking 8) Hiking the Cabin Loop 9) Exploring a Desert Mountain Range 10) Mapping a Mountain Bike Trail 11) Relocating your Favorite Fishing Spot 12) Advanced GPS 13) The Future of GPS; Appendix
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