Re: GPS Devices
Posted by SteveS on April 29, 2002 at 14:41:09:
In Reply to: Re: GPS Devices posted by randall on April 29, 2002 at 13:52:29:
One use I found for mine is the map show 1 road crossing the road your on. You there and there are 2 or more roads really there. You get a fix, mark it on the map and within a minute you know which road it is. I used to do this without a GPS and I still first look for land marks, but sometimes in the desert landmarks are hard to find. YOU are 110% right "I've never been unable to read a map because its batteries were dead" and GPS should be used as a back-up tool or a short-cut, not inplace of paper maps
Also my wife lacks nav. skills, I hoping for her to one day learn how to use the GPS. Then if we are hiking away from our rig, she can return to it using the pointer arrow. I got her reading maps, and north she can find with a compass, but I don't always hike straight south. :-) Just a tool if everything else goes bad.