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by LukeAR
22 Jan 2011, 18:24
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery
Replies: 29
Views: 10049

At Berget 7 we had great maps of the area. These should still be around as B9 will be at the same location. These maps used the UTM-grids (or was it MGRS? What's the difference again?) your GPS will show you. In this way, the GPS will complement the map and compass, not replace them. The maps were ...
by LukeAR
21 Jan 2011, 17:04
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery
Replies: 29
Views: 10049

Main problem is sweden maps are supplied only on DVD because it's size - therefore they are not available for international shipping from buy.garmin.com (only US/Canada shipping from there) ... So I'm checking with the Garmin distributor in Israel if he can get the TOPO Sweden maps... Atlho i wouldn...
by LukeAR
21 Jan 2011, 11:08
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery
Replies: 29
Views: 10049

speaking about detailed topographic maps - which one of these options will desctibe Harnosand's and Soleftea's region best: Götaland / Mellersta and Södra Norrland / Svealand / Norra Norrland?
by LukeAR
21 Jan 2011, 02:31
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery
Replies: 29
Views: 10049

Eagledriver, I was in fact looking mainly at the Garmin BirdsEye system and it's complementing GPS's and wanted to see if someone knows of a better option. I myself own a Garmin GPS, however it's the lower end - coordinates only type. Redmenace_tv, I am trailing using maps but I wanted some more opt...
by LukeAR
19 Jan 2011, 21:09
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery
Replies: 29
Views: 10049

sorry about the "attitude" but I believe I've said in my second post that I'm looking for a proper GPS device that is dedicated to navigation and not another feature in a smartphone. Smarthphone GPS's are for fun or for use with road maps and not for use for long navs where you'd want 2m accuracy an...
by LukeAR
19 Jan 2011, 16:51
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery
Replies: 29
Views: 10049

... and I have a nokia N95 with a built-in "GPS" which takes 15 minutes to acquire a fix and has a whooping 12m resolution...

I said PROPER GPS receivers not toy phone-GPS's....
by LukeAR
19 Jan 2011, 11:41
Forum: Veterans corner
Topic: Civilian cars in base.
Replies: 21
Views: 10938

Last year we had an incident in-game where one of the missile vehicles passed one checkpoint sporting an enemy flag AND an orange rag and then shot the next checkpoint. I don't know what BE did with the incident but we (at the second checkpoint) were very upset - especially since the first checkpoin...
by LukeAR
19 Jan 2011, 11:34
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery
Replies: 29
Views: 10049

If I could slap you over the net - I would..... :P No - I'm talking about proper hiking GPS's and not toys that take forever to acquire GPS lock and battery holds for only 4 hours working nonstop.... for that price (400$ and north) on eBay I can purchase a proper Garmin Oregon 450. My question is if...
by LukeAR
19 Jan 2011, 02:26
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery
Replies: 29
Views: 10049

Handheld GPS and satellite/aerial imagery

Hi all.. I wanted to ask the forum if anyone had dealings and knows a bit about handheld GPSs? I'm looking into buying a handheld GPS unit which can also show aerial photos or high res satellite images. Also the question is - where can i get decent to good resolution satellite or aerial images to us...
by LukeAR
09 Jan 2011, 00:42
Forum: Veterans corner
Topic: What to do if it rains.
Replies: 84
Views: 31070

After 2 bergets` and numerous all-weather tryouts for my sleeping bag - i do recommend the RECON 4 (-10c) sleeping bag. I used it both for B7 when it was hot and B8 when it was quite cold at night and it did the job great. At b7 i slept in my undies and t-shirt and in B8 i had to put socks and a war...
by LukeAR
29 Jun 2010, 16:24
Forum: Veterans corner
Topic: What to do if it rains.
Replies: 84
Views: 31070

Another thing to consider - Buy goretex lined shoes! I myself bought Belleville 690 USAF shoes - lined with goretex and didn't receive even one drop of water into my shoes (*and we got to walk in knee deep swamps...) if you want to go further - goretex trousers tucked snuggly into goretex shoes offe...
by LukeAR
07 Jan 2010, 03:56
Forum: Veterans corner
Topic: Civilian cars in base.
Replies: 21
Views: 10938

Will all the bases have an adjacent parking lot?
I'm asking this since last year we used our vans quite alot for offgame shuttles be it injured or exhausted players (and not only from our team), and also for provisions from Harnosand.
by LukeAR
01 Dec 2009, 17:14
Forum: Airsoft guns & equipment
Topic: Show your berget boomstick!!
Replies: 123
Views: 91445

Well I don't have a kickass foliage or camo rag so I shot my gun on my bed :) Anyway.... http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs112.snc3/15938_188475429325_575964325_2841355_2536727_n.jpg http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs092.snc3/15938_188471229325_575964325_2841331_836341_n.jp...
by LukeAR
10 Nov 2009, 05:41
Forum: Veterans corner
Topic: Spare Weapon
Replies: 43
Views: 28303

We had a HUGE overweight problem when traveling from Israel: some of our packs wheighed in excess of 30 kgs and most of us brought only 1 piece of hardware. The way I see it - you need a spare weapon for every 2 or even 3 people coming - so this way you can actualy spread the weight between the team...
by LukeAR
06 Nov 2009, 02:56
Forum: Veterans corner
Topic: Weather & clothing..
Replies: 62
Views: 32150

Bear in mind, when preparing clothing, the different situations you encounter. We had lots of different temperatures in B7: * in base during day - friggin hot inside the tents and in direct sun, in shade the condition was better. * at night - in the thick of the woods - it was hot because of high hu...