Learn about latitude, longitude, degrees, minutes and seconds and then understand the markings that represent these around the edge ot the topo map. At this point you'll be ready for GPS but you won't need one because you'll already know exactly where you are. (unless you hike/climb in the UK where it's foggy all the time)
emmieuk wrote:Hi Guys,
Seeing as maps when unfolded are more or less the same size as me and because I never did get compasses!! and I quit the duke of Edinburgh award (the navigation course) at school because no boys went...sigh....13 year old girls need a slap!!
So...consequently I cannot read maps too well and a GPS system is more me. Can anyone advise me on a decent one which does not cost the earth??
Do they all use those memory maps that you can buy???
jstoshick wrote:I have one - a Garmin 76scx with 4gb of memory extra and the maps (also extra). I will sell for a good price. PM me if interested.
emmieuk wrote:I hate maps
redneck wrote:emmieuk wrote:I hate maps
I'm aware that, for many people, a map holds neither meaning nor mystery. I can only hope, compassionately, that the rest of their existence isn't equally poverty-stricken.
- Colin Fletcher
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