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Showshoers’ electronic navigation devices leave them lost in the snow, needing rescue

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

I don’t trust any navigational device that relies on batteries. Three Central Oregon snowshoers learned that hard lesson this week, when their cell phone batteries died.

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Reliable Power For Your GPS: What are the best batteries?

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Your GPS is as reliable as the batteries in it! Make the best choices for consistent power!

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I always carry a pencil and notebook in my compass setup. (Pantenburg photos)

Don’t get lost: Tune up your compass

348 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

There is no substitute for a good compass, and the ability to use it. Stay found to stay out of trouble!

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Survive this: Six maps you should have for urban disaster evacuations

600 384 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

What kind of maps do you need to function in urban and/or wilderness situations? What happens during a disaster where you are forced to evacuate and need to travel by road, then go off road and finally cross country?

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The SPOT Gen3 locater beacon should be accompanied by navigation gear.

Start with these basics for your wilderness survival gear

600 318 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Let this be your mantra: “I will save me. My survival kit won’t save me. My equipment or gear can’t save me.”

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Survival Myth Busted: Finding directions by tree moss

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Moss grows everywhere. The “survival tip” of using it to find directions is a myth.

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A GPS makes a nice addition, but NEVER take a GPS and depend on it for navigation without a map and compass.

How to choose your first GPS

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Every GPS has basic features. All the rest are bells and whistles. You will have to decide which ones are important, and which are really needed.

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A GPS makes a nice addition, but NEVER take a GPS and depend on it for navigation without a map and compass.

Improve your GPS and land navigation skills now

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Spring is the perfect time to practice and improve your Global Positioning System skills!

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Recycle your survival gear | Make a sit pad out of your old Ensulite sleeping pad

150 150 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

For most hikers, the Ensulite (closed cell foam) pad’s days are numbered. Here is another use for that old pad in your closet.

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Stay Found: Review these GPS tips before striking out in the backcountry

150 150 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Navigation is not hard but it takes practice and repetition. This post covers several GPS considerations before striking out for a destination.

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