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Old 04-14-2018, 12:01 AM   #51
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Len thanks for the link to Backroad Mapbooks. Very Helpful..do you suggest PDF or the print books? My "readers" are now at #250 so I'm thinking the PDF maps may be too small.
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:06 AM   #52
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Hello everyone, just a quick word on the BackRoad Map books. Wait.

Ted has asked BRMB to sponsor the event and hopefully provide everyone with books.

I'm a fan of hard copy maps. The batteries never go bad and they dont crash, can be used to start fires or wipe butts. Tablets can be used for these purposes too, but not as effectively.

The map books from this company are really durable and high quality. You will have these the rest of your lives. So fingers crossed that BRMB will sponsor the event. If not, we can purchase them online in the weeks leading up to the event.

FYI we use BackCountry Navigator on a 7" android tablet for our GPX files. I can't say that I'm happy with the software, but have not found anything that works better yet. (only my personal opinion)

Looking forward to this event as I've been looking at images of the terrain. Beautiful!

Cheers!
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Good news! I too prefer paper maps. I started using Delorme Gazeteer maps 25 years ago. Never broke the habit. Hope the sponsorship comes through but if not I will buy the map books. I just bought a Samsung 8" tablet and loaded it with BackCountry Navigator to use as my on board GPS. Haven't had a chance to really get to know it and the app yet.
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