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Old 07-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #21
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Exactly why the Navy and Merchant Marine still teaches navigation with clock and sextant. One EMP burst and all those gadgets become paper weights.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:37 PM   #22
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My only problem is that at night in hilly or mountainous areas, i completely lose my sense of direction. The first time i used my old Garmin GPS was in East TN, at night; i ended up driving over a small mountain rather than around, "chalet" was on the other side of the mountain.

I wouldn't even consider going into the Desoto National Forest without a GPS, too big.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:57 PM   #23
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My point to this thread was to exemplify how dependent some folks have become on electronics. Complete dependency to a point where they can't or don't know how to function without them. I just think that’s a bad way to be when the SHTF.............................markerdown
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:32 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by bkt View Post
How many folks other than me also own purely mechanical automatic watches (no quartz movement)? Go buy a Seiko 5 sport watch for $70 and you'll be able to tell the time should something in your area/region fry electronics.
I still have my father's watch, an Omega Seamaster, was a present after he graduated from High School, even isn't automatic! you have to wind it. He wanted a Speedmaster (because it was on, the watch used by Neil Amstrong... it was Sept. 1969) but my grandfather can't afford one.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:43 PM   #25
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old fashioned is how I learned in the field. It's fairly simple to find essentials in the wild if you know even the basic survival techniques.

Now as for visiting new cities GPS all the way!

I do like taking the GPS out just to mess with it when i'm sitting in the blind or just messing around..
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