[pct-l] MAP and compass
jplynch at crosslink.net
Mon Sep 8 20:18:45 CDT 2014
A compass is a means of orienting a map. Not the only means of course, but
the most used in modern times.
From: Luce Cruz
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 8:35 PM
To: pct-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [pct-l] MAP and compass
On Sep 8, 2014 3:23 PM, "Nathan Dreon" <ndreon at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "I also let them know that a map is worthless without the compass"
> Maps predate the invention of the compass by quite a few years, casting
doubt on that statement
And before maps, there were cairns. Before that, memory. But when the map
alone doesn't help you for whatever reason, the are no cairns or memory to
rely on, then what?
Map AND compass and the skills to use them.
If map was always enough for everyone, I would have never felt like sending
the original email.
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