This week, I’ll finish talking about the important navigational items that I started discussing last week. 6. GPS Global positioning systems have become incredibly popular in recent years. They are so popular that I have actually met people that do not carry a compass in the backcountry. I consider this practice dangerous. Just like a [...]
Topographic maps are the first thing you should buy when preparing for a trip into the field. Buy these maps well in advance of a trip so that you have time to do two things; study the area you plan to explore, and prepare the map for rough environments.