I admit it. You got me. I give. Uncle!
I am not the best when it comes to working a GPS or most electronic devices. There are just too many hidden codes and cues that are only accessible by the correct use of the four or five buttons supplied. Punch the wrong series of buttons and before you know it I’ve reset the entire contraption and signaled the space shuttle to return to earth via the gravel road in front of my house.
Just the other day I was backing up my office computer to a portable hard drive and received the shock of my life. After unplugging the portable drive I looked back at the screen and the message “beginning memory dump,” or something akin to that, started streaming across a generic blue screen. Fortunately it was a cruel joke implemented by a bored Microsoft employee on an extremely slow afternoon. They simply imbedded the scary message for fun to see how it would affect a computer illiterate hick like me. Once again I was close to donning adult undergarments as permanent attire.
But I digress. Even though I still struggle from time to time with the programs on my GPS I did find one product that makes it a whole lot easier to note my location. Check out Hunting GPS Maps (www.huntinggpsmaps.com).You can order specific micro SD/SD cards or get the data from downloads. Your GPS maps will suddenly come to life with private and public differentiation, section lines and numbers, topographical lines, geographic names, roads, water data, national forest trails, wilderness areas, fishing access sites and even ownership in some instances. The data for each state varies depending on the map information available, but it’s an option that makes your GPS a more reliable tool while in the field. It’s especially helpful for the public-land and traveling hunter.
Now if I can just get the space shuttle to turn around before it touches down in front of my house everything will be fine.
Mark to space shuttle, please disregard that last message to come in for a landing!