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PLD choices

Postby stuehr » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:22 am

Any thoughts on PLDs? I know there are lot of things to consider. Features, price, weight-size, battery life, reliability, ruggedness, even buoyancy

My list of priorities would be reliability and battery life, probably just pinging once a day to let people know where I'm camping for the night.
Weight is always a consideration and of course price.

Price would also correspond to features. 2-way messaging, nice to have, but probably not 100% neccessary. Any other features you like?

I noticed the DeLorme AG-008727-201 also does navigation eliminating a need for a separate GPS device, but man, do you pay for it. (That is a whole nother question for the GPS Forum, but a lot of through hikers don't even use a dedicated GPS device, replying cell phones and map apps).

What do y'all think? What do you use, like, love hate and why?

Thanks for your input!
Stu - PCT Class of 2017
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