+CoronaKid Posted January 12, 2004 Share Posted January 12, 2004 Do I have one? Yes. Do I ever use it? No. For me, this is one of those 'just in case' items that remains in my pack but is never used unless there is an emergency. In my experience, most caches do not really require the use of a compass. If I start making a lot of twists and turns during my cache hunt, I find that marking waypoints is the best way to backtrack and you won't get lost. However, I cache in areas with little or no tree coverage. I can definitely appreciate the importance of a compass in wilderness areas. BTW, make sure you actually know how to use a compass. It does you no good just to have it in your backpack if you don't have a clue as to how to use it. You'd be amazed as to how many people carry compasses even though they have no idea how it works. Quote Link to comment
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