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  1. Sandpoint Steve

    US Northwest Let's talk some Basics

    I'm setting aside some time tonight Oct. 14th to talk about some basics (Comms and Navigation) for anyone new to overlanding. These are VERY important. Call in an let's get you started in the right direction. I have some Free and low cost options that will help you in the long run. Dial-in...
  2. TheGreyhound

    TOOL: map how far you can go! distance / time

    Hey OB! New guy here, and in the spirit of taking up @Michael 's 500 mile challenge and planning a good 3 day outing, I was looking for tools to help me set a "target zone" Searched the forum and didn't see anyone mention this one... www.oalley.net So, say you wanna do a roughly 500 mile...
  3. Rockwilder

    Navigation - Pro's and Con's of the different systems/Apps

    Hi everybody, In almost every tread here, people talk about navigation and especially wich navigation app they use. Currently I'am searching for the best way to organise my navigation, on- and off-road. I thought it would be a good idea to open a special tread just for that topic. It would be...
  4. Greg Eigsti

    Update to USB-C Ideas? (Jeep Wrangler)

    In a bit of a quandry - instead of updating my 2017 Wrangler's non-touch-screen head unit to a touch screen I bought an iPad Pro for navigation and to serve up music to the head unit. This is not going as smoothly as I had hoped for... The center console allows me to stream music from the iPad...
  5. Lifestyle Overland

    Gaia GPS Basics Tutorial

    Hey folks, a few weeks back we made this basic tutorial for the Gaia GPS app. This is enough step-by-step info to get you started on routing planning and map downloading for your next adventure. Let us know if you have any questions. We are working on the next in the series which will dive...
  6. JacobFeuerman

    Share your gpx files! Gaia or other...

    Hello all, Thought it would be nice to have a place to share GPX files from Gaia or other means. Places you camped, trails you took, picnic spots, view spots, etc. Please post in following format: Name Region State Type Format Upload the GPX file or post link to public downloadable Gaia...
  7. JacobFeuerman

    How to Post Public Gaia Routes?

    Hello, Is there a good way to post/share Gaia routes to forums or websites such as on Overland Bound facebook page or rally points? Thanks
  8. DrRobert

    Overlanding through Public and Private Land

    Hello all, I'm new to overlanding and am based out of Northern Virginia so I spend a lot of time in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forests, West Virginia, etc. Before I got interested in overlanding, I usually just spent my time on the traditional...
  9. Kent Stein

    Navigation Software of Choice

    It seems like Gaia GPS is one of the most popular in the OB community. Has anyone had experience with the Magellan TRX for longer trips? I have the app on my phone, but am toying with purchasing the stand alone unit as an "always on" device in my rig. I like Gaia on my phone, but just...
  10. JoshDante

    Maps in case of emergencies

    Hi all, I just wanted to share an app I found called 'PDF Viewer' and it tells you how to import pdfs from your computer to your phone. It seems like a good idea in case an app like Hema Explorer (Australian Land Nav App) doesn't pull through or if you don't have wifi or cell tower coverage. I...
  11. J

    What maps and GPS for the Trans America Trail?

    Hey all, new member here on the forum and I'm looking to see who's done the TAT in their rig. I'm wondering what GPS gear you guys would recommend and where to get/download the maps. I'm thinking about getting an iPad Mini w/ Cellular and GPS. I would obviously download the maps for offline mode...
  12. Kurt Van Volkinburg

    Offline Topo Map Application for Windows Laptop

    Hi all, new here. I've been trying to find a windows application that allows caching of topo maps (think USFS maps with trails marked) and having a pretty difficult time find anything in line with what I'm looking for. Basically I want to do on my laptop what I can do with a backcountry...
  13. DaveFromAustria

    Offroad Navigation in Europe

    Hi guys and gals! I live in Austria/Europe and am looking for a good offroad navigation setting for a Jeep Wrangler JK. I like the look of the GARMIN GPSMAP 276Cx. But then I also saw some guys useing an Ipad mini with some app or another as main navigation tool. What are your thought...
  14. nickburt

    inReach Communicator - how do you use yours?

    There's lots of discussion about different types of navigators and communication devices and which ones are "best" or suit individual preferences, but I want this to focus on inReach. I ask this because I'm already sold on the advantages of inReach and it's capabilities, what I'm now looking at...
  15. CDRice

    Stock Toyota GPS Software Capability

    I am new to this whole thing and have purchased a 2001 Toyota LC100 with navigation. Does anyone know about the capabilities and accuracy of the system. I am primarily wondering if the updated software (2016-current) might be enough to use for forest roads and generally major dirt roads you...
  16. TRT87

    Where do you get your maps?

    Where do you get your maps? So, I am a map nerd. I’ve always loved them. As outdoor enthusiasts and overlanders maps are vital to our exploration. There are many places to find maps and I have researched a number of free map sources, many that are capable of being used with GIS programs...
  17. Jacob LaTour

    Maxtrax or DeLorme?

    I have a little money to throw at the truck. Was thinking a set of Maxtrax. Recently ive been reading about navigation tools, im thinking about giving a DeLorme or something similar a try. Currently I just save offline google maps. Just downloaded Gaia, haven't tried it yet.. Wondering what you...
  18. TRT87

    What Map Program AKA Geospatial Information System (GIS) do you use for overland planning?

    So there are many Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) on the market for the outdoor enthusiast. They all have varying degrees of usability, ease of use, and features. I was curious which ones were most popular among Overlanders. Personally, I love Google Earth. I’ve used it for years in the...
  19. Discovery_girl42

    Looking for Rebelle Rally Partner

    HI! I'm just outside Denver and am already registered for the Rebelle Rally in 2018 (http://www.rebellerally.com) I'm looking for another lady that has some navigation skills, or the enthusiasm to learn as well. Willing to meet someone in about any state if they are as excited as I am about...
  20. JacobFeuerman

    Overlanding GPS System - Magellan TRX7 - Feedback and Review

    Hello all, Does any one have the Magellan TRX7? I am looking for feedback about the unit. Experience in the field. Mounting solutions. Please share: 1. Model you have 2. Photos and descriptions of mounting 3. Positive Features 4. Negative Features 5. Other aspects...