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Land Nav 1.0

Post by bhoward on Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:30 am

Sure, the 21st century has allowed computer based technology to invade every aspect of our daily lives. We as a society have become all too addicted to the latest gadgets and apps to help us in our day to day lives. So many of the "old school" ways of doing things are vanishing into antiquity.

My prime example, let's say you are out enjoying a day hiking in an area that you're not too familiar with. You are miles from anywhere when you realize you aren't real sure where you're at. "No problem" you say, "I'll just whip out the ol GPS and get my bearings." But, somewhere along the way the batteries have went dead because you left it on the whole time and now when you need it most, it's not working? Okay, not to worry you'll just get the Iphone out and check whatever GPS app you may have. Guess what? You are in the only dead spot in the modern world! What is your backup to the backup?

Might I suggest that you go back "old school" and keep a map of the area and a compass with you for just such an emergency? there are several sites on the net that can show you how to use the original GPS version 1.0 Very Happy With a little work, you can quickly get your bearings and avoid being lost. I keep one with me whenever I go out because you never know. I guess it's the boy scout in me saying "be prepared".

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Post by country101 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:14 pm

Always been interested in trying to do some of that, but the laziness gets the better of me.
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Post by creekcrawler on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:30 pm

I've still got two or three old style engineer compasses, for some reason I'll see one for 4 or 5 bucks and pick it up. I always take it with me when in a new area, along with my GPS of course.
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Post by bhoward on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:02 pm

yeah, I usually carry one in my bag when out hunting and even carry one in my blind bag when we're duck hunting. It will also help you determine how to set up a stand/duckblind if you are trying to stay out of the morning sun by helping you determine which way is east. Nothing worse than being blinded!!!
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