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New Post 7/27/2012 8:16 AM
  ejdixon
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Do You Still Use a Compass? 
With GPS machines available these days, a lot of people don't find it necessary to bring a compass anymore with them when camping. But not me. Yes, I use a GPS, but I still bring my compass with me, partly 'coz it's got some sentimental value (it's my grandfather's compass that he used back in WWII). But more so that at least I got a backup in case the batteries run out.

How about you guys? Do you use a compass still or not anymore? What other directional tools do you use?
 
New Post 8/2/2012 4:05 AM
  TShisler
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Re: Do You Still Use a Compass? 
Right now, I'm teaching my kids on how to use a compass and a map, so yes, I use a compass more than a GPS or any other directional device right now. Even though they are a lot easier to use, it is still helpful to bring a compass with you just in case your batteries go out and you're still far from your campsite.
 
New Post 8/3/2012 6:26 PM
  Lindsay Richards
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I Re: Do You Still Use a Compass? 
I have one mounted on my dash and use it often. I don't use GPS much as I just go where my wife tells me.
 
New Post 8/20/2012 6:03 AM
  lizrfoust
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Re: I Re: Do You Still Use a Compass? 
 Lindsay Richards wrote
I don't use GPS much as I just go where my wife tells me.


Good man, Lindsay! :)

I do use a GPS system because it's so much easier to use. But I still use a compass and map. I actually keep two compasses with me, just in case that it gets lost.
 
New Post 9/3/2012 1:13 PM
  harold
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Re: I Re: Do You Still Use a Compass? 
Yes, I still use a compass. For some reason, I find it more reliable than those hi-tech stuff.
 
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