Find north without a compass - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2008, 09:59 AM   #29
Senior Member
Larry&Carrie's Avatar
Name: Larry
Trailer: 1983 13 ft Scamp
Posts: 553
Send a message via MSN to Larry&Carrie

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, 02:44 PM   #30
Senior Member
Greg A's Avatar
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19
Posts: 1,821
What's North?

Scamp Owners International
2005 Escape 17-B
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 10:14 PM   #31
Trailer: 1999 Starcraft Star Lite 25RQH
Posts: 82
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

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 06:17 PM
Up to North Country - North Dakota Adrian W Camping, Campout Reports 2 06-18-2008 01:36 AM
Any one from the sPacific North Wet Doug Mager General Chat 1 03-13-2008 07:51 AM
Way Way up North Al V Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 23 06-23-2006 02:30 PM

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

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.