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Re: Map and compass or GPS

Postby rlown » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:54 pm

Cross Country wrote:Ha Ha. I had to be to work the next day. We were between Bearup and Hetch Hetchy.

For this thread, what you just said is important. If you're out there, one doesn't have to be back to work the next day if it's not safe.

Safety first. Work second.

Learn your tools. Know where you are. Hike when it's ok to do so. I could tell you boating stories (in fog) that would make you really scared.

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Re: Map and compass or GPS

Postby LightRanger » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:41 am

I concur on the "always take a compass, but almost never use it."

I've actually used my Silva Ranger FAR more for the inclinometer for avalanche/ski stuff than I have for navigation purposes.
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