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Answering your question in three stages: When I first read the question, I was thinking that you were asking if the GPS communicated back to the satellites in order to function as a GPS. That answer is "No" The ground unit receives the signals only. There is no way to track who is using the satellites, and no uplink from the GPS through the ...


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The Classic Garmin GPSMap 64 can satisfy this requirement I assume the requirements are satisfied when this device cannot communicate with any other device and does not require vendor software (Garmin Basecamp) to retrieve the tracks and waypoints. Purchase vendor maps (24K/100K) on SD cards, or download the maps and install to an sd card using the vendor ...


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If unable to change fuel, as others have mentioned... as a youth I would spread dish soap (like dawn) over the outside of the pot (where the flames would hit). Then heat up my water/cook on a wood fire which would get the outside of the pot covered in soot. However, because of the dish soap, it came off easily during cleanup; and I would discover any spots I ...


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I wish there was a solution that's both practical and 100% data secure, but I don't know of one. An open source phone, as suggested by Matthew, is probably the closest, but with that you unfortunately still need to expect to run into reliability problems – not something I would risk in the outdoors. Also, open source phones are probably among the products ...


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There are some general restrictions which limit a device’s ability to phone home: For cellular networks a device needs a SIM card. For Wifi it has to be able to connect to a Wifi network (and the Wifi network needs to have an (unrestricted) internet connection). For Bluetooth it has to be paired to a smartphone or other device. For cable connections the host ...


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Y'all are way overthinking this. Get an old and/or cheap smart phone. Don't put a SIM card in it. Install some basic GPS app and then tell it to forget the WiFi network (and turn off WiFi). If you don't need maps, you're done. If you do, I wouldn't be surprised if there are apps (probably OSM based) that let you side-load offline maps from an SD card; you ...


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You are probably best looking at older and cheaper models to achieve this lack of functionality. Therefore you should look for models that don't advertise bluetooth connectivity, app integration or wireless connectivity. A curent example is the Garmin eTrex 10 which seems only to receive GPS signals, not to send or receive other data wirelessly. In this case ...


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Thanks for the further clarification in comments and edits to the question. I think the answer is no, although I'd be happy to be proved wrong. I assume you want a lightweight GPS device that tells you where you are when you're hiking. If you want a GPS for your car that gives you directions, then that would be off topic for this site. If you want a GPS ...


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Answering the updated question: Get a device that uses an external memory - i.e. (micro) SD card for the maps. You will never connect the device to a computer and may still have the actual maps on the SD card, just use a card reader. You can always sanitize the SD card prior to accessing it with the device's software (up to and including a complete ...


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This is just a matter of what fuel you use. Some fuels burn cleaner than others. You may need to experiment a little bit to find a fuel that is available in your area and that burns cleanly. For example, I'm in California, and what I use is a certain brand of denatured alcohol that is sold as paint thinner at hardware stores. The clean burning is a huge ...


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This is common with Trangias. I used to find the same in the UK when I used them. My miniature alcohol stove does the same. I've never found a way to prevent it occurring, though it can be made easier to clean off. Like you, I've never found a dishwasher to do anything to it, though any that doesn't come off with a cloth won't come off easily. A few ...


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