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padodes
2007-05-30 19:16:30
Seeing the light
Weedavie, do I detect the beginning of a miraculous conversion in your words? If you end up with a GPS in the bottom of your bag, the chances are that you will soon be using it. Your contention that one has "more freedom on the hill with map and compass" is contradicted in my own experience every time I take to the mountains. With a contour map installed on the GPS, you have in fact a moving map that shows your position in relation to the essential features on the ground. Granted, it doesn't give you the same breadth of vision as a paper map, nor the same amount of detail (the "hobbyist stuff" that you dismiss is trying to remedy this), but it serves its purpose very well, allowing you to make good navigational decisions that get you safely to where you want to go, particularly when visibility is low. There's a lot to be said, too, for a small piece of equipment that doesn't flap wildly around your neck in a gale or become a piece of blotting paper after the first shower. The advice you quote from Mr Ingram is perfectly right, but it is also self-evident. Just as there is a correct way of using map and compass, there is also a correct way of using GPS. In the end, well used, the two techniques are complementary.


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simon3 6 hours ago.
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simoburn 21 hours ago.
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