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Re: GPS help required

Somewhere in settings you need to select national grid instead of lat/long. Assume at present it's also reporting you current position as lat/long - which isn't much good for checking against a map.
by stevesey
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GPS help required
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: Mobile phone network

I've also seen Veiwranger flash "downloading" even when browsing a saved map area (not sure why - might be checking for updates). I have noticed that even with data and wifi turned off this still flashes up (very very quickly) and with both turned off (i.e. airplane mode to save battery) I...
by stevesey
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Mobile phone network
Replies: 18
Views: 4849

Re: Cautious or braver

More challenging :-)
by stevesey
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cautious or braver
Replies: 23
Views: 5824

Re: Mobile phone network

stevesey - you're quoting me above as making a statement about less faff and maps etc but afraid it wasn't me as I don't have maps on my phone.....my O2 phone is at least 6 years old, doesn't have any "G", have to press buttons sequentially to type texts which take ages, has a basic 2mb c...
by stevesey
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Mobile phone network
Replies: 18
Views: 4849

Re: Mobile phone network

tenohfive wrote:
rockhopper wrote:It's less faff than saving OpenCycleMaps onto the phone for offline use.

It's not that much of a faff - every time I go somewhere new I kick of a download of the whole area (+ some more). Minute or so to set up - then leave the phone for 10mins to complete the download over WiFi - job done.
by stevesey
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Mobile phone network
Replies: 18
Views: 4849

Re: Bushnell Backtrack D-Tour GPS, anyone used one?

Having used a basic GPS for 10 years now - I'd say by one with maps and etrex 20 will take OpenCycleMap and can be had for £127. Mapping is very useful if you are caught out with limited visibility and poor paths - not only does the GPS let you know exactly where you are - but also where the path is...
by stevesey
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Bushnell Backtrack D-Tour GPS, anyone used one?
Replies: 2
Views: 1665

Re: Hiking Socks

Well I was wearing these last weekend on 3pks - same pair all 3 peaks (off in between) - had a couple of pairs of the lightweight version as well - but as my boots did the job and kept the water out (there was plenty around) I didn't see the need to change. Feet were comfortable throughout.
by stevesey
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Hiking Socks
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

Re: Mobile phone

Used Viewranger on my HTC Wildfire S in anger for the first time on the 3 peaks last weekend (shh). With a 3300mah extended battery, wifi, bluetooth and background data off, but GPS and mobile data on as I was using Beacon Buddy to report my position every 5mins (when in signal range). The 4.5h trip...
by stevesey
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Mobile phone
Replies: 21
Views: 7428

Re: Outdoor Gear charity?

If you don't find anything activity based I expect your local soup run/homeless shelter would be glad to receive fleeces/jackets (mind you, do you get many rough sleepers up there - they must be need to be extra hardy).
by stevesey
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Outdoor Gear charity?
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: Mobile phone

Also consider a high capacity battery - just got one on ebay for my HTC Wildfire S £9 for 3500mah, which is about 3x capacity (comes with an extended back cover). May not be a genunie 3x but does last much longer even with GPS and mobile data on (Wifi/Bluetooth off) when using ViewRanger with beacon...
by stevesey
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Mobile phone
Replies: 21
Views: 7428

Re: Everest Millions Dan Hughes.

Kenton Cool's 3 Peaks attempt must be nearby

https://www.facebook.com/KentonCool?fref=ts
by stevesey
Sat May 18, 2013 10:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Everest Millions Dan Hughes.
Replies: 5
Views: 1982

Re: Budget GPS Systems

Had the original etrex 10 for 10 years now - does the job well for a basic GPS. I've downloaded all the summits in the Lakes - so can select quickly look at nearest waypoints and select one as the next destination. But generally I just use it as a current location check with a map and perhaps averag...
by stevesey
Fri May 17, 2013 11:33 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Budget GPS Systems
Replies: 13
Views: 3434

Re: Vango Icarus 500 5man tent

We have the larger (same basic design but longer) Tigris 800 and extension for family camping trips (lots of space when there are only 4 of you - so you only use half the bedroom pods). No problems with it. Has been up in some strong winds - being fiberglass poled it does flex with the gusts, but th...
by stevesey
Tue May 14, 2013 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Vango Icarus 500 5man tent
Replies: 9
Views: 5307

Re: Trekking poles

Had a bad knee after doing the Newlands horseshoe a few years back - first day of a weeks walking - did it stop me! But have used poles from that day on. Find I can descend good terrain much faster with poles (a sort of running gait with the arms taking a lot of the weight), and they don't really ge...
by stevesey
Mon May 13, 2013 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trekking poles
Replies: 19
Views: 6078

Re: Trousers and Pants

Like the OP I've been thinking about some all weather trousers, rather than having to pull on/off over trousers. Cascada's seem to be too warm for all year use (especially for us southerners) so I have been thinking about getting some Parmo Velez or the cheaper Sprayway all day Rainpant - any option...
by stevesey
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trousers and Pants
Replies: 11
Views: 3060
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