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i would still be lost in some Bulgarian / Romanian / Turkish etc forest without a compass. It is my no1 essential tool for travelling. sat nav is for people with no real sense of adventure, getting lost often leads you to the most interesting places. Andy B
It has an off switch or you just ignore it if you spot a nicer looking road.

I could take offence at being told I have no sense of adventure because I choose to sometimes use a different tool to you. If you feel you need to obey all instructions given to you by a rather dumb piece of electronic hardware to the point where you couldn't decide to follow a different route then you are right not to get a GPS, you could end up riding down the steps into the underground or through a 6 foot deep summer ford in winter!

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My comments were very much tongue in cheek, there have been moments when i would have sold a kidney for electronic directions. my preference is for old fashion maps and a compass but i respect others have different preferences and should use them, before the government bans personel choice. Andy B
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+1 there Andysr6

I take pride in being able to read and orientate a map and use a magnetic compass to find out which way I want to go. Using topographic overlays and distance measuring tools. Some people think its a redundant practice these days, especially with electronic navigation spreading so fast. Its hard to buy a mobile phone these days without it telling you where to go!

But 'old skool' is where Im at, even with Diving Id sooner have an analouge depth guage and watch to calculate decompression stops then a dive computer.
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