[plug] GPS and maps

Mark J Gaynor mark at mjg.id.au
Sun Apr 22 04:31:07 WST 2007

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On 20/04/2007 at 2:08 PM Michael Holland wrote:

>On Fri, 20 Apr 2007, Gavin Chester wrote:
>> Hey, I know this is way OT and not the sort of geek answer you wanted,
>> but ever thought of getting good topographical maps, to supplement the
>> Bib. Track guide, and a compass?? ;-).  Maybe you can exercise the geek
>> in you by getting an electronic compass ;-)
>I reckon GPSs should have a small compass built in to the back, by law.
>To avoid deaths and expensive searches for geeks with flat batteries.

Anyone who was serious about their safety would carry a REAL compass and 
a forestry map of the area and have an EPIRB in their emergency pack along
with spare batteries. They would also know how to navigate by means other
than a GPS.


"I have travelled all over the place and have never been lost. I always
know where
I am, its right here! HERE, is sometimes a bit questionable, BUT, I'm right

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