goldenhopper wrote:Dingus Milktoast wrote:I don't even bother with a compass. I barely bother with beta. (the ole BBB).
Has nothing to do with being a tough guy. It has everything to do with 'not needing one.'
If I were in a big mountain whiteout I'd surely want one and most likely need one.
But for day in and day out?
GPS takes away the very thing I seek. It kills the part of peak bagging I most enjoy - the uncertainty, the exploration, the 'finding my own way.'
I have no problem with e-gadgets in the back country. I carry iPod frequently, avi transciever, headlamps that are in every sense 'advanced electronics', yada yada yada.
As a principle I think the complete mapping of every point in the whole world is a dreadful thought.
But I own one for the car haha.
Well said DMT. It's not at all about being a tough guy, it's about having fun. So if using GPS is fun for you, then you woosies should feel free electro-navigate your way all day long.
I think the word is "wussies"