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spencer
spencer
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Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 12:27
Can anyone recommend a cheap, durable and reliable one suitable for an e-numpty?
Sanctuary
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Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 17:10
spencer wrote:
Can anyone recommend a cheap, durable and reliable one suitable for an e-numpty?


Had this as a crimbo present - not tried it out yet though.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EL9DPMQ/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=8c02c99b-ac78-4f55-b22e-8480a77bd95a&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00F7USMJY&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=VS26K3BYVGFMJ9XFPPES&pf_rd_r=VS26K3BYVGFMJ9XFPPES&pf_rd_p=8c02c99b-ac78-4f55-b22e-8480a77bd95a
spencer
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Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 18:57
Ta. That'll do, probably. Arse: there. Elbow: there. (oops no it isn't)
flatboxertwin
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Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 19:20
Not used it myself, but there's a smartphone app called Handy GPS, designed for hiking, costs £4 odd and gets a good rep. (Assumes you've got a phone).
spencer
spencer
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Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 20:01
Mine current one's ailing, got an obsolete OS (but brilliant camera) but bookmarked anyway, ta. Will try. My Landy's gearbox went down tother week: ££££: juggling. But I increasingly need this electrostuff for 'things': am planning on writing a book too. Taking deep breath then busybusy....
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
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Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 20:20
spencer wrote:
Mine current one's ailing, got an obsolete OS (but brilliant camera) but bookmarked anyway, ta. Will try. My Landy's gearbox went down tother week: ££££: juggling. But I increasingly need this electrostuff for 'things': am planning on writing a book too. Taking deep breath then busybusy....


Join the club re writing a book - my new one comes out in March and another is already in the blocks! It will be my third on archaeology.
Just had vehicle probs as well but just a front suspension spring which I fix myself being a smart-arse :-)
spencer
spencer
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Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 21:00
Aaah..stickyback plastic : ) I'm planning and reading up for a book on gardening POW s. True story.
Dog in fog
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Edited Jan 22, 2017, 21:26
Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 21:17
spencer wrote:
Aaah..stickyback plastic : ) I'm planning and reading up for a book on gardening POW s. True story.


My paternal grandparents were market gardeners and they had a German POW working for them during WWII. My dad would have been aged between 5-11 in the war and remembers Karl sitting eating with the family around one Christmas time. He accompanied the family to chapel for a Christmas service and asked if he could sing Silent Night/Stille Nacht. Dad said he sang it solo, in German, and "you could have heard a pin drop". Very moving story, I think.
spencer
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Edited Jan 22, 2017, 21:42
Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 21:41
I know the story I'm hoping to tell has a brilliant true heart to it, and amazed nobody's yet done it, as far as I can make out. I hope I'm right, am currently a little bit secretive. I may be a part time prat, but, on occasion, a lucid one. S o m e b o d y ' s going to write a good read... (a bit off the GPS topic, typical HH ; ) )
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
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Edited Jan 22, 2017, 21:50
Re: Portable GPS devices
Jan 22, 2017, 21:48
spencer wrote:
I know the story I'm hoping to tell has a brilliant true heart to it, and amazed nobody's yet done it, as far as I can make out. I hope I'm right, am currently a little bit secretive. I may be a part time prat, but, on occasion, a lucid one. S o m e b o d y ' s going to write a good read... (a bit off the GPS topic, typical HH ; ) )


That's where you went wrong. What you should have said was that a GPS would have been useful to a POW to work out where the best place to plant his tomatoes was. Simples :-)
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