August 01, 2021
I have never gotten lost, I have however taken extended and prolonged detours from the previously agreed route while not necessarily being certain of my current location!
In reality getting slightly lost is one of my favorite ways to explore the backcountry, it has led to some amazing finds, but it is important to know how to reverse the getting lost phenomenon to prevent any disasters. Hopefully we can give you a few helpful hints with this post on how to navigate in the backcountry.
Backroads Map Books
Possibly the most essential piece of kit. If you don’t have one for the area you are exploring, they are incredible and well worth the investment. For a full guide or to purchase your own – visit the backroad map books website.
What to do if you get lost: STOP
Be Prepared, buy the SPOT Gen X Device:
SPOT uses a GPS satellite system to transmit data to and from the Globalstar Satellite Network. It is your safety net beyond cell phone signal. Firstly, when using this device remember if it isn’t an emergency – DO NOT press the SOS function. If you can wait a little bit to help locate yourself then definitely use the email/SMS function.
The Spot Gen X device has a number of communication features:
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