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At DICK'S Sporting Goods, find everything you need to navigate during your camping expedition: portable GPS units, GPS watches and dog tracking collars from brands like Garmin, S4 Gear, SanDisk and Bushnell. When using electronics outdoors, always make sure you have adequate power. With solar powered chargers from Goal Zero and Brunton, channel the energy of the sun to charge your camping electronics and other devices.
For the treasure seekers, DICK'S carries metal detectors and metal detector accessories such as headphones, carry bags, coil covers and replacement coils from Bounty Hunter and others.
The type of camping electronics you need depends on what you plan to do doing your camping trip. If you plan to venture any sizable distance from populated areas or familiar landmarks, carry a GPS system. A portable, hand-held unit is sufficient in most instances, especially when extensive hiking is not involved. If you plan on traveling a significant amount during the course of your trip, a wristband GPS or GPS watch is more convenient.
For charging your various electronics, the sun is often the most reliable source of power. A portable charger with built-in solar panels charges just about any USB device, and some chargers have accessories such as built-in lights, radios, connections for Apple devices and auxiliary hand-cranks for times when the sun is not strong enough.
For treasure seekers, invest in a detector that has extra sensitivity and an LCD display. A gold pick and prospecting kit makes digging up treasure much easier.
Tips and Expert Advice
For camping, there are a range of different GPS units that are appropriate for different circumstances. A "sunlight readable" display will prove to be useful during daytime hours. For rugged traveling, it also pays to invest in a unit that has dirt-resistant and waterproof features.
Most portable solar chargers will charge USB devices, but unless you have exclusively USB devices it is more beneficial to possess a charger with the ability to charge a wider range of electronics and batteries. Keep in mind that these chargers often come with power cords and battery packs. You will be able to keep everything better organized if you have a charger with a zippered pocket for all accessories.
Some metals are more precious than others, and you will want a metal detector that will tell the difference between bottle caps and gold. The best detecting is done with a detector that will have at least four different tones for different types of metal, and a "discrimination mode" to avoid repeated detection of objects of no interest.