Re: Global Positioning Systems???
Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 14:26:05 -0500
Before I forget, thanks to Rich and everyone else who responded VOLUMES
to my curiosity! I know where to come when I'm SERIOUSLY in the market
(when prices drop a bit!).
R.F.Locke wrote, in part:
> A GPS is a great toy and a nifty stocking stuffer but,in the
> backcountry, it's no substitute for a map, compass and brain.
Good point, Rich. I prefaced a brief orienteering (indoor) skills
presentation I did for the pre-1st Class Scouts a few months ago by
noting that they may be the last generation of Scouts to HAVE to learn
manual map-and-compass skills. I balanced that by quoting the ranger
service that one of the most frequent reasons for needing rescue, and
certainly the fastest-GROWING group requireing rescue, is hikers without
map or compass skills relying only on a GPS for directions -- and a
cellphone for rescue!
Steve on Cattail Creek
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City