So for those of us that grew up in scouting or had parents/family who taught them about the back woods. How to find your way from Point A to Point B? Or my personal favorite "Where the hell is here?" This involved a map, compass, a lot of swearing, puzzled looking around at a bunch of trees and a river/cliff/ whatever that "ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE HERE!". And I'm told that the army never gets past the swearing to the puzzled part. Now I keep my paper maps cause I believe in them and the fact that they won't need charging etc, but I will admit I spent some money (read lots and lots) on a Garmin Rino 650, and battery pack, car charger etc. I also paid my money and got the Backroad Maps. Expensive but you really can't unlock the potential of any GPS without having useful maps loaded. Now all gps units I've used or researched have one main issue, they are built to take abuse and the screens are built small as a result. Small enough that trip planning or searching is a serious pain in the ass. So out comes the map book and you end up going back and forth between the GPS and the book or you need a computer to plug in to and the software to upload (this works great for planning). I emailed Garmin after I'd had the unit a while suggesting they would really make me and a lot of people happy if they could step up their game a lot in the screen size and res department. I got a standard email response back and shrugged and moved on to my next email. I emailed Backroads and pointed out that as awesome as their maps are on the tiny screens you really aren't getting as much bang for your buck in the field. They emailed me back, asked a few questions back and forth, thanked me for my input. I felt that they listened and off I went feeling better about my day. Fast forward to now, I get my email that new maps are out etc and also Backroads has a new feature. An app. Now usually have my cell phone with me in the bush and it happens to come with GPS/GLONASS. As well as a nice big screen. I haven't tried out the app yet but the price is right, $30 a year vs about $50 to keep my standalone gps maps updated, I'm hoping there's a nice package option cause I know I'm going to be getting both either way. So what my rather rambling post really is about: GPS/GLONASS do you use it and if so which unit/maps?