GPS or Compass

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Should I care a compass if I have a GPS Unit?

GPS or Compass

The GPS unit is not a compass. Despite its excellent qualities, the GPS system can be shut down at times. In addition, the units run on batteries which can fail. Do not become enamored with your GPS; always carry a compass. I carry both.

Oh....and learn how to use everything you carry with you. Your life, and the lives of those in your care, may depend on it.



5/13/2010 1:14:58 AM
Ron King said:

Having a compass as a backup to your GPS is a good idea. However, I've never heard of the entire system being shut down.

5/27/2010 10:36:18 AM
Carol said:

You have a point, but many campers like to have reassurance beyond technology. Thanks!


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