Backpacking GPS devices are light weight so you can minimize the weight you taking with you. We can only carry so much. You want to make sure what you have is what you need. Don’t forget to take spare batteries along.
Having a backpacking GPS is helpful if you think you are lost or on a long trek and need to make sure you find your resupply points. Screens can be read in the sunlight, rugged enough for the outdoors, and palm-sized to help keep the bulk down.
Garmin’s TOPO U.S. 24K backpacking GPS provides the highest level of topographic detail available using a regionalized coverage available on DVD or preprogrammed microSD cards with SD adapter. Getting the correct Topo Us 24K region will help ensure you’re ready for your next backpacking, hiking or camping adventure.
Having a new backpacking GPS that is accurate so you always know your location and which direction you need to go to get to your next stop is most beneficial. Signals are always being sent and received so your position can be accurately displayed.
Some are pre-loaded with world maps for making trips overseas much easier. Make sure you have the correct maps loaded before you leave onto your backpacking GPS.