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  • Gear question – GPS satellite!

    Posted by Jieun on July 27, 2021 at 9:04 am

    If you’re hiking/backpacking in an area that you know has cell reception, do you bring your GPS satellite with you? I’m looking into one and would love any recommendations!

    Thank you!!

    Pete Parke replied 2 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • CJ

    August 17, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve got the Garmin mini and it works great, but kinda pricey. I almost never take my cell phone if there’s guaranteed cell reception and the hike is shorter. I always take it for no cell reception. It’s been reliable and is a good go to. If I were purchasing now I’d take a serious look at the zoleo. Let us know what you decide, and if you have questions about the Garmin, let me know.

  • Pete Parke

    August 18, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    I also have the Inreach Mini, and it does work great. The earthmate app is great to use even on it’s own without the device. But yes, a bit pricey to buy at first and the yearly fee and monthly subscription fees add up. But it’s small, light, and works great. It’s small enough that you can clip it anywhere on your pack and forget that it’s there, and in the event your phone dies you can still have the comfort of the SOS button on the device if an emergency occurs.