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  1. xplorr

    Sharing trail data

    Eddie, GPX is more widely supported than KML, so that would be my recommendation, but it really depends on what software would be used by the recipients to open it. It wouldn't hurt to export both formats and send them both files. For mobile devices, an app I have had good success with is...
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    @old_man, have you found an effective software application for off-road GPS navigation for Windows 10 or Linux that is an actively maintained/supported product? It seems that the current crop of software options are all for mobile platforms, Android and iOS.
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    Here’s something new!

    @danrhiggins, for off-line on-road turn-by-turn navigation, works well for me. It makes it easy to download and update the off-line map data.
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    Here’s something new!

    Ok, I misunderstood a review I saw then. Thanks for setting me straight on that. That changes my perspective on the device. If it did have InReach built-in it would have been much more compelling of a product.
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    Here’s something new!

    I thought that this does have InReach builtin, doesn't it?
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    Benchmark Atlas

    @Jim SoG, something like this?
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    Benchmark Atlas

    Try searching amazon for "17.3 laptop bag". You might find something suitable there for under $20.
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    Using GPS Communicator As GPS Receiver on iPad

    @deeve, I've seen a lot of positive recommendations for the Dual XGPS150A. Personally, though, I decided I wanted to have track logging directly on my GPS device so that it would be power-on and forget and not have to worry about saving a track log in an app on my phone/tablet. With that in...
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    Looking for a place to go, not sure how to get there....and unsure if you can bring your dog?

    I've found AllTrails to be helpful too. Another resource that has been up and coming is Trails Offroad.
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    Gaia or....

    I primarily use Gaia GPS myself, but have been experimenting with ViewRanger. ViewRanger seems pretty mature and is more popular in Great Britain & Europe than USA. There are not as many US layers compared to Gaia, but they do have the excellent NeoTreks US maps with their premium subscription...
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    What tablets will Gaia GPS work on?

    The wifi-only iPads do not have internal GPS receivers, but the cellular models do. You don’t need a cellular plan for the GPS to function on those.
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    iPad Mini or iPad

    I already had the 12.9" iPad Pro, so I rigged up a mount not unlike @James Deaton using quick release hinges. It is quite stable, even on rough trails. Climbing hills, it will sway a bit, but nothing jarring or distracting. more details
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    Yosemite and Death Valley in Winter

    Thanks for the tip, that looks like a short detour next time I am that way on US-395.
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    Yosemite and Death Valley in Winter
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    Off-line Tablet

    I could be wrong, but I believe that is the same map layer as "NeoTreks Land Use" in Gaia GPS. I agree, that is a nice map with thorough trail coverage.
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    Old School Maps and Printing of Them

    I haven't seen it mentioned much on OB, but this is why I upgraded from a free account on You can export to a georeferenced PDF to use in the Avenza app. You can add tracks and routes and choose from other layers. You could print the PDF if you want a hard copy as well. Here is...
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    Cellular enabled iPad or bluetooth enabled GPS such as inReach

    @Geisterbild, I've seen a lot of positive recommendations for the Dual XGPS150A ($99). Personally, though, I decided I wanted to have track logging on my GPS so that it would be power-on and forget and not have to worry about saving a track log in an app on my device. With that in mind, I...
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    OB Approved Overland Safety: Fire Extinguishers

    Thanks for all the great info here. Getting an extinguisher and mount is now at the top of my list.
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    Does any one have a zero generator and solar panel unit

    I’ve been thinking a portable lithium system with integrated charger and inverter would make for a more flexible alternative to dual battery install as well. Haven’t taken the plunge but was looking at the Bioenno 400W-hr unit. I need to do some power draw calculations still to see if it would...
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    How to Post Public Gaia Routes?

    A common practice is to export the route to a gpx file and then upload the gpx file with your post or rally point. If you need it to be a link, on the Gaia web page for the public track/route there is a share button that will give you a link for the web page. A link to the web page is not as...