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    Compass? GPS? Phone?

    Just wondering what everyone uses in the wilderness to "find their way." I learned from a young age to use a compass, and years later my cousin, who is a career army ranger, taught me to perfect my compass use. Since technology is pretty awesome now I have begun using my phone to assist in my guidance. There is an app on IPhones called GPS Kit. I think it cost me $20 and it does everything a GPS can do. It can drain your battery if you use it to follow you all day, but I simply mark my camp and randomly check to see where I am at. And you don't need service to use it.

    What do you guys use??

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    I use a gps. A phone won't do what I need and with the gps on all the time a phone would need a charger hooked to it constantly. Some guys like the phone though so it depends how you would use it.

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    GPS, but always have the compass, because technology never fails.

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    GPS and compass
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    GPS....Rino Garmin

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    I have a fancy GPS but when it comes down to it I'll pull out the old Boy Scout compass and map to figure it out.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

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    All three. GPS is the one I keep out and use to stay off private land.

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    GPS, compass, map, and phone in case of emergency.

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    I use a gps to navigate. I have OnXmaps on my phone to stay off private land, only turned on when I am approaching borders. I cruised timber for the FS early on and learned to rely on a compass and map, both will be with me and referred to from time to time just to check things out.

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    I use all 3 depending on where I'm at, and what I'm doing. I generally have at least 2 of the 3 with me.

 

 
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