Find north without a compass - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2008, 10:59 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
Larry&Carrie's Avatar
 
Name: Larry
Trailer: 1983 13 ft Scamp
Washington
Posts: 553
Send a message via MSN to Larry&Carrie
Talking

Best solution I have found over the years----- ask my hunting partner which way North is, then go in opposite direction..... (has worked for about 30 years) Larry
__________________

__________________
Larry&Carrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2008, 03:44 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19
Arizona
Posts: 1,828
What's North?
__________________

__________________
Owner:
Fiberglass-RV-4Sale.com
Scamp Owners International
2015 Escape 19 & 1997 Scamp 19
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 11:14 PM   #31
Member
 
Trailer: 1999 Starcraft Star Lite 25RQH
Posts: 82
Quote:
YUP!... I'm on about my 5th GPS dating back to 1998.

Typical trip with hand held GPS goes something like this.
Before leaving home put stuff in daypack, lunch, water, a warm jacket, camera, and bag of safety stuff. Oh ya, better put the GPS in there too.
At trail head, through the pack on and head up the trail. Interesting game trail heading up the side of the hill with fresh deer tracks. Up the game trail, then to the next one, etc. Oops, where's the car?

Remember that the GPS is located in the pack. Pull out the GPS and turn it on, wait for a good lock. Now I know exactly where I am. Check to see if I set a waypoint for the trail head. As I scan the list of way points there's a half dozen goecaches listed that are a couple hundred miles away. There's my house, it's only 125 miles away. Dang, no waypoint set for the trail head or anything close to here. It's a long walk back to my house but what else am I to do?
Hey did all you guys forget. This is what the bread crumbs or popcorn are for. Leave a trail from your car and you will never be lost. If the birds start to eat the trail markers, just follow the birds back to your cars. Yours in Bolering. Jim
__________________

__________________
Jim Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heading North North West to Alaska Al V Camping, Campout Reports 3 05-22-2009 07:17 PM
Up to North Country - North Dakota Adrian W Camping, Campout Reports 2 06-18-2008 02:36 AM
Any one from the sPacific North Wet Doug Mager General Chat 1 03-13-2008 08:51 AM
Way Way up North Al V Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 23 06-23-2006 03:30 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.