Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Staying Found Is Better Than Being Lost

A follow-up to Kummerfeldt's article.

I appreciate Peter Kummerfeldts's recent article about staying found.

I especially appreciate his discussion of boundaries in the first two paragraphs.

In previous posts I discussed large terrain and man made features such as rivers, ridge lines, and roads and called them hand rails.  That is accurate.  

The discussion of boundaries applies to hand rails too.  Peter lays it out well when he says:

 "....before you leave your vehicle or camp. Then identify the boundaries that surround the area in which you will be traveling. These boundaries could be prominent roads, railways, power lines or large rivers. Preferably you should identify boundaries on all four sides of the area you will be in."

This isn't rocket science...just great common sense.

We all need a healthy dose of common sense before heading into the wilderness.

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