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Old 07-06-2015, 07:19 AM
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Topgun 3006
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Originally Posted by sachiko View Post
When I took Hunter Safety we were taught how to use a compass. We had one of those where the sighting thing flips up with a thread to allow you to sight on a target. You then go to the target and take a new sighting. Cool stuff. Useful in Michigan where the trees often make a GPS useless.

My husband has never owned a GPS, just uses a compass as needed.
That's called "taking an azimuth" Sachiko. For many years I have carried the compass my Dad used in WWII that has as you put it "the sighting thing that flips up with a thread"! I carry a Garmin GPS because you can get within a few feet of a coordinate you're looking for, but I'd never be without that compass since any new fangled gadget can go bonkers at any time and it doesn't need batteries!
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