Dewey wrote:Getting lost is half the fun. Found some awesome hunting spots when lost but the problem is finding them again in the future.
These days with a gps, smartphone and other technology it’s just about impossible to get lost. We’re always connected to help. I miss the old days when you better know what your doing because no help will be available. Now I see people navigating in areas I never have before and of course they are staring at a gps or phone. Bet a majority of them would be completely lost if that stuff failed. Always carry a compass and paper map then learn how to use them in areas you are not familiar with.
When I was younger I got lost on a gloomy day when all the snow was wet and melting. It was nearly dark and I didn’t have a light. Really I managed to get lost because I was following some buck sign and was pretty excited and wasn’t paying attention to where I was going. Well when I realized that I didn’t know my direction, I sat down to pull out my compass. Then I realized my compass was in a different pack. Not good. Well I sat for a minute thinking where the sun was and essentially guessed which direction was which. Then just headed as straight as I could. About 20 minutes I found a road. I was pretty relieved and now I always have my compass.