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It's all up to personal preference, but iPhone/SmartPhone using Guthooks and/or AZT apps are becoming the norm. (The only thing Tracey has used for a few years is the AZT app.)gringodevil wrote:How common is it to not bring GPS, only guthook app and paper maps/compass?
Some have done very well with solar panels, others using battery packs. Again up to personal needs/preference, balancing various trade-offs between weight, convenience, reliability, etc.wrote:Is anyone bringing a solar panel??? or is that negated by battery banks and recharging every 5-7days at resupply points?
I know you can on the AZT app (at least Tracey has done so), and I believe you can on Guthooks.wrote:can you update Guthook water reports on smartphone from the trail
It all depends on the users... if everyone (or probably even only 10%) posted as they passed by water sources, you'd probably have daily updates, at least for sources easily visible from the trail. The more information provided, the better it works for everyonewrote:do they get updated that often?
It all depends on where you are and who your provider is, but I'd guess you may have reception at least once at some point for almost every passage. (Tracey had reception for most of AZT#15)wrote:are you getting enough cell reception to do that?
This is becoming a more frequent occurrence... even to the point of becoming a problem, when the water is consumed and plastic jugs are left to disintegrate, instead of crushed and carried until they can be disposed of properly.wrote:How common is it for people to pre-drop water for themselves on the trail?
For the folks used to filtering water on a regular basis, they likely rely less on pre-cached water, whereas particularly those who want 'fresh, clean, pure' water, caching is the preferred solution.wrote:is that the norm or the exception? any recommended method?