[pct-l] It's map AND compass
doug.swam at outlook.com
Mon Sep 8 16:19:06 CDT 2014
emergency rescue because it's dark and I'm lost?
> From: vanvelzer at charter.net
> To: lucecruz13 at gmail.com; pct-l at backcountry.net
> Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 07:35:24 -0700
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] It's map AND compass
> Thank you for sharing this. So totally agree. I teach map and compass to
> outdoor ed students and I try to drive home the point that while a GPS is
> wonderful, sometimes the batteries don't work or you can't get a satellite
> signal, so it becomes worthless. I also let them know that a map is
> worthless without the compass, so we practice how to make them work
> together. For this reason too, when we are out there, my husband uses his
> GPS and all the electronic gadgets, but I keep the map and compass handy.
> We've had to refer to them a few times when the GPS was unclear. Both are
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Luce Cruz" <lucecruz13 at gmail.com>
> To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
> Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2014 11:12 PM
> Subject: [pct-l] It's map AND compass
> > Map might be worthless without a compass and skill to use them.
> > http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/2393733-151/lost-pct-hiker-assisted-by-search-and-rescue
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> > Luce Cruz
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