20 10 22 08 39 49 original 600x600 gps garmin
20 10 22 08 39 49 original 600x600 gps garmin

GPS - Garmin

Knowing where you are and how to get to the next destination is crutial during an emergency situation, especially when you've had to evacuate. Garmin is known for their great GPS devices. This Garmin GPS TOPO unit has just the right features for survival and outdoor travel.

You can view maps, set way points, send emergency texts, connect to your smart phone, update maps, and more. You can count on knowing your current location and set out for any destination with confidence.

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Survival Purpose

We first saw the Garmin GPS unit in action during a 4-wheeler trip. We were exploring new territory in a forested region and got pretty turned around. We had maps and compasses but until we checked in on the digital GPS we were pretty lost. The Garmin showed us exactly where we were, where we had been, and it was easy to find where we needed to go.

Rugged, full-featured handheld GPS features:

  • 2.6" sunlight-readable color screen
  • High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver with quad helix antenna
  • 8 GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot
  • 250,000 preloaded caches for paperless caching from Geocaching.com
  • Preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps plus a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription
  • 3-axis compass with barometric altimeter
  • Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth technology or ANT+

What We Like

  • GPS - you can accurately determine where you are
  • TOPO Maps - download up-to-date topography maps for use with the GPS functions
  • Phone Connection - use your phone screen and functions with the GPS connectivity
  • Emergency Texting - you can connect via satellite and get out an emergency text
  • Weight - the Garmin GPS is light weight and compact

Tips and Recommendations

  • Find a method (solar or crank) to recharge the GPS when in the backwoods
  • Use it before an emergency so you know what you're doing
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