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Sierra Trading Post Tip: If you plan to hike, bike, or boat during your camping vacation, consider making a GPS an essential part of your camping gear. There are hand-held models that can pinpoint your location extremely accurately, and are still reasonably priced.
There are also models for your vehicle that give driving directions anywhere in the country and the world with pinpoint accuracy, too. They can even find the nearest gas station or grocery store when you're on the road.
A GPS isn't just a fun tech toy; it can save your life if you get lost and can't find your way back to camp. Along with a cell phone, consider a GPS as essential items when you pack up your camping gear and head for the open road.
Did you know there are even special GPS pants and shorts, complete with a conveniently-shaped pocket to carry your portable GPS? There are also many upgrades and software packages that allow you to find campgrounds and other out-of-the-way locations. Not only is the handheld GPS a great piece of camping gear for keeping you safe, it is a great way for the entire family to enjoy the newest form of treasure hunting – geocaching.