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To add any different GPS models to the EasyGPS program, all you need to do is click on “Edit” - “Preferences” - “Add GPS”:


I developed this system up to this point, and my intention was to just to press the “Find” button on my Garmin 60 CSx handheld and walk towards this point, but it was at this stage that Nathan Mauchline worked out a better system (Well done Nathan!).

By scrolling through the pages on the Garmin GPSmap 60CSx, you come to the “Main Menu”  page, and then select “Routes”.  On the “Routes” page select “New” - press “enter” twice and you will then see “Waypoints”.

Press the “Enter” button again and then the “Quit” button which will then put you into the “All Symbols List” showing the numbered Waypoints that have been transferred into your GPS.

From there you need to scroll to the Waypoint you require and then press the “Enter” button.

Then press “Enter” again (selecting the “Use” button on the screen) and then of course select (in this case) Waypoint 2 and then “Enter” (Use) again


And once again “Enter” selecting the “Navigate” screen button.


This will then give you a line on the screen to walk along.

Nathan said that he found it was easiest to walk to one side of the line and then you always knew which side of the line you were on.


This method does take more time to set up than just taking headings and walking to that heading, but I do feel it is really worth the effort as you have a much more thorough search pattern.

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