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dan2see


Aug 14, 2011, 9:25 AM

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Re: [Kartessa] Who needs map and compass skills when you have a GPS?
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On our Sunday hike, a couple of guys had their own stories telling how dumb folks can be with their gps.

My Garmin eTrex Summit owner's manual says on page v (that's 7 pages before page one):
garmin wrote:
Warning: For use in vehicles, it is the sole responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to operate the vehicle in a safe manner, maintain full surveillance of all driving conditions at all times, and not become distracted by the eTrex Summit to the exclusion of safe driving practices...

On page ix (that's 4 pages before page one):
garmin wrote:
Note: You should always be prepared and capable of navigating without the eTrex Summit...
and the page has a picture of the gps along with a map and a compass.

But the eTrex is a hand-held unit with no terrain map feature. This encourages you to carry a real map and compass, and actually use them.

On the other hand, most folks don't have anything. Nothing at all.


(This post was edited by dan2see on Aug 14, 2011, 9:26 AM)



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