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Biggest beginner GPS mistakes

SectionHiker has produced a list of the 10 biggest mistakes made by beginners when hiking.

The 10 mistakes are:
- Not practicing using your GPS
- Not resetting the trip data at the start of every hike
- Not installing 24K maps
- Not hiking with a map and compass
- Not having a trip plan
- Not checking your position frequently
- Not setting the map datum and declination properly
- Trusting that your GPS is 100% accurate
- Not bringing spare batteries
- Blindly following “as the crow flies” GPS directions

A short explanation of each mistake is included at the SectionHiker link below . .

  • 25 January 2017
  • NOF

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