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fconley
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I stick mine in a case that I have clipped to my cache bag with a carabiner. (The carabiner is a souvenier from the very first cache I did.) I don't have the type of case with a window that let's you use the unit - it's just a Garmin carrying case that zips up. I use a 76CSx and my unit almost always maintains a signal even when inside the case.

 

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My Garmin likes to be held horizontally. When I get tired of carrying it, I can lay it in my waistpouch face up, and even with the pouch zipped shut, the GPSr keeps the satellites locked.

 

I think I once read a suggestion about attaching a GPSr to the shoulder strap on a backpack using Velcro. Easy to retrieve, but I'd worry about the device accidentally falling off.

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If I read your earlier postings correctly you have the basic Legend.

 

Hold it nice and flat.

 

Definitely get a lanyard. When you are trying to balance the gps, sign a logbook, hold the pencil, pair of gloves, etc, you'll drop one or the other. Best to let the lanyard catch the gps.

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I have a Garmin 60csx, and I use a bike rail mount that I attached to the top of my staff. It has a curved handle like a cain. It makes it a hands free GPSr.

 

I would add a picture, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.

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This is probably a dumb question, but how does one carry a handheld gps when hiking? Holding it in my hand all the time seems burdensome. Putting it in my pocket kills the signal. Am I missing something?
It's not a dumb question at all. I carry a small backpack which has a mess bottle holder on the side. I put my GPS in there and there's still room for a water bottle too! :)
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