Will have an opportunity this year to hunt some unfamiliar terrain I have never been to before and will not get a chance to scout before the hunt. Not a backcountry place, but enough of a walk in that I can imagine a scenario where I get turned aroiund at night following a blood trail. Have always just been a paper map guy, but after 43 years of hunting am considering trying one of the handheld GPS systems (Garmin, etc) or one of the phone apps (onX, Basemap, etc). Only have 2 weeks to get something and figure out how to use it, so simplicity, ease of use, and relatively low cost are the major factors I am using to evaluate approaches.
What, if any, of the available tools do you use, and what do you think of them? Will want to set a route to my hunting spot, use the tool to navigate in/out, and capture various waypoints while I am tracking any animal I have shot.