Huge Improvements to Next Gen Gaia GPS Hiking App

It's no mystery that Gaia GPS is the best hiking navigation App. But the Next Gen GAIA GPS Hiking App is vastly improved. The new maps are stunningly sharp and legible. It is much faster, and easier to use. And possibly the best feature of Next Gen GAIA GPS is the full line of National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps...

By | 2017-05-22T21:40:47+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Navigation, Uncategorized|15 Comments

Best Lightweight Backpacking Electronics Gear

This best lightweight backpacking electronics gear is supremely functional, but is also light, low-cost, practical, and durable. It is the gear I take backpacking. This post has many Tips on How to Effectively Use this Gear. This is part 1 of a 3 part series On Trail - Best Lightweight Backpacking Electronics Gear (this article) Best SOS/Tracking/Satellite Communication [...]

By | 2017-01-10T19:25:49+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Electronics, Gear List, Navigation, Recommended Gear|13 Comments

How to use your Smartphone as the Best Backpacking GPS

Best Backpacking GPS: Large screen smartphones (iPhone 7 Plus or Samsung Galaxy s6/s7) out-perform conventional GPS units in almost every way. This post contains tons of tips/instructions on how to best use your smartphone as a backpacking GPS, including up to 10 days of battery life in the field without re-charging. A large screen smartphone [...]

By | 2017-06-05T20:56:48+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Navigation|1 Comment