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Books on outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, and related subjects like gps navigation.

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The Global Positioning System, or GPS, is increasingly the tool of backcountry travelers. This pack-sized book is a guide to practical field use of GPS for anyone whose play takes them to remote or hard-to-find areas. Bruce Grubbs, veteran outdoor writer and technology enthusiast, offers helpful advice for hikers, backpackers, anglers, mountain bikers, kayakers, canoeists, and cross-country skiers. Written in simple language, with each term explained as it is used, Using GPS is a wealth of useful backcountry naviation advice for beginners and experts alike.
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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. Using the Basic Essentials GPS you can discover how to leave an electronic trail to find your way back, store the coordinate addresses of important locations, use your GPS receiver in conjunction with a map and compass or ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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