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GPS or a Silva & map ???

I thought I would pose another question to you Guys. Which do you prefer/ recommend... a GPS (if you even use one) or the ol' reliable Silva compass and a good map??    Think

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BOTH

BOTH

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All of the above b/c you

All of the above b/c you never know if something will go wrong with the GPS.  It's an electronic piece of eguipment that will possible fail.

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GPS or a Silva & map ???

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.

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Both  you can never be over

Both  you can never be over prepaired!!

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i would also recommend both.

i would also recommend both. A map you can see the big picture with the gps you are limited and when your batteries die you still have the map

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 I have both, I agree that

 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?

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