Planning a walk in the hills on your PC or Mac - Garmin BaseCamp
A series of videos looking at planning your walk, using Garmin BaseCamp.
Planning your walk
In this video we look through the route planning process you should do before heading out into the hills to go walking.
For this instance, we use Garmin BaseCamp but the principle is exactly the same on whatever route planning software you are using such as OS maps, Memory Map etc.
It is not a tutorial on Garmin BaseCamp but a look at the process you should go through -
- Planning your route
- Planning your escape routes
- Leaving your walk info at home/ with a third party and what taht person should do with it
00:00 – Introduction – planning a route on Garmin BaseCamp
01:15 – Searching for a location in Garmin BaseCamp
01:30 – Folders and lists – how do they work in Garmin BaseCamp
02:15 – Planning a route in Garmin BaseCamp
04:00 – The route dialogue box – Garmin BaseCamp
05:55 – Planning escape routes in Garmin BaseCamp
09:33 – Sending routes to a Garmin GPS unit from Garmin BaseCamp
10:00 – Printing a route from Garmin BaseCamp
10:35 – Letting a third party know – what to do if you do not come back
14:55 – Where to find step by step videos on how to use Garmin BaseCamp
Finding the starting point postcode
Creating an Active route - using Garmin BaseCamp
Active routes are a way you can see how far selected locations are (checkpoints in the video) along a pre-planned route or track.
00:00 – Introduction
01:38 – Creating a waypoint on your route/ track on Garmin BaseCamp
04:30 – How to create a proximity alert on a waypoint
07:30 – The active route feature on a GPS unit and how it can be displayed
1. GPS Training online resource - In-depth training videos for Garmin BaseCamp