Friday, July 26, 2019

Tracks not visible on Garmin inReach

This is a public service announcement. I spent hours trying to figure out why tracks I had imported to didn't show up on either my MAP page, nor my inReach after it had been synced. I finally called inReach and they told me imported tracks would never show. That's why I couldn't see them! They have to be converted to routes. I wish I had been able to find that information before!

Routes are limited to 200 points. One workaround is to break a track or route into multiple segments so the output is more accurate.

More good info can be found for this on the Garmin forum, on the thread Importing Tracks on Device.

Hopefully this issue will be fixed in the future.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Alone in the Fortress of the Bears: Now an Audio Book!

"Living off the land" for seventy days, surviving on only the foods I could harvest myself, was a lifelong dream of mine.

I have now told my story in an audio book, narrated in my own voice.

I had a hard time putting the book down once I began reading. I rationed it by reading only 2 or 3 chapters a day to make it last longer. Some books written in journal or diary style can be a chore to read. Not this one. It's well written and the story flows easily in his matter-of-fact style of writing. It's as if you are alongside Buck. You quiver with anticipation as he pulls up his crab trap to find what is inside. Your heart pounds as he wades through tall grass, having spotted a brown bear just ahead. You tremble with excitement and trepidation as he fights a monster halibut from his inflatable kayak. He intersperses his tale with related experiences from his past which further increases the appeal of this book. If you're an outdoorsman, or if you like tales of adventure or both, you will love this book. Amazon review

Listen today!