Your brain - Maps versus Sat.nav.

Discussion in 'Media Links' started by cathyjc, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Trail Blazer

    When I was eight, I was given a "lensatic" compass, an OS 1:25000 map of the local area and a Swiss Army Knife. I still have the last but unfortunately I've lost the other two. Good presents, though I can't remember now if it was birthday or Christmas. :)

    I do have a little compass on a key ring with built-in thermometer. The thermometer is totally useless, there's an air bubble in the mercury column, and the compass is pretty random too.
  2. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    On further thought, I probably carry more compasses than is healthy. Garmin fenix and numerous phone apps
  3. Stube

    Stube Summit Camper

    I use paper maps and only carry a GPS if i'm on a route with no obvious feature(s).

    I normally navigate using the sun - and my watch if I need greater precision. I do carry a compass, but only normally use it every 2 - 3 days if navigation is particularly difficult. I normally walk for 7-10 days each trip over ground I'm totally unfamiliar with.
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  4. Michael_x

    Michael_x Trail Blazer

    We sometimes get a brief glimpse of the sun here but I wouldn't want to to trust something so erratic and unreliable. Now if one could navigate by rain...
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