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bushnell backtrack GPS

has anybody ever used this?

http://www.bushnell.com/products/gps/bac...9EFA76BDA5E5D32

what was your experience?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 06:20 PM
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Re: bushnell backtrack GPS

They are very nice...The old ones will steer you back to your car easily..If you drive from your hunting spot to your home it will give the exact air mileage.. You can get them on sale for around 35 bucks with rebates.If you live in a state like Maine where it is flat you can hike for miles and it will take you back to your truck in a straight line..
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Works fine, easy to use

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Re: bushnell backtrack GPS

They work great, my dad uses one for our trips to Maine and it always gets him back to the truck. They are great for guys who want something simple, and not so high tech.

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Re: bushnell backtrack GPS

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They work great, my dad uses one for our trips to Maine and it always gets him back to the truck. They are great for guys who want something simple, and not so high tech.
thats me. not high tech. funny story.

i walked into the woods about 300 yards from where i normally go in, i didnt take a compass reading because all i planned to do was walk straight for about 150 or so yards and sit down, i did just that. (early muzzleloader season)

the area is a SGL with hemlock and marshy, muddy stuff around the area i went, i found a dry high spot that looked good and sat down til dark.

all i had to do was stand up, turn around and walk to the road....i found out i cant walk a straight line in the dark, no where near a straight line. i did how ever find my way back to the spot i was sitting...THREE times, in the dark, with a flashlight...3 seperate times, all so i could start my way to the road all over again.

okay...the third time i said to heck with it and kept right on going knowing i would come out somewhere.

i came out to a field 300 yards down the road from where i parked, luckily that was the shortest route i could have come out from.

did i mention i cant walk a straight line in the dark, i was walking Parallel to the road (less than 100 yards)and not one car came down that road to show me which way i should have been walking.

did i mention i cant walk a straight line in the dark

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Re: bushnell backtrack GPS

Most of our Maine hare hunters have them,

I had a prototype for a trial a few years back and loved it.
I let each of them use it 1 day and they all went out and bought them after we got home

Simple and effective.

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dad bought me one a few years back and the work great..simple to use

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Re: bushnell backtrack GPS

Good to know they work well, I use a regular gps and a compass but thought these might be a good back up since they're small and inexpensive.
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i think i am going to get one...Thank You

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