I don't have either, but wouldn't mind at all if I did have a GPS. I'm usually going to the same areas I have for years, so know them pretty well and what I'm going to do, where dirt roads go etc. There have been a couple times though out in the desert where it all looks the same and started to get nervous where to find my truck again... would have been handy, LOL.
I have both, I agree that something can go wrong with the electronic device, batteries always die when you don’t have any spares or are using the spares. You must keep up your skill with a map and compass and know how far you have traveled,, has your pace count changed over the last couple of years?
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....