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Earth's Magnetic Fields Reversing...


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Scientists estimate that 10% of the switch has already occurred in the last 150 years and may suddenly and totally flip sometime in the next 2,000 years!! The last one occurred 780,000 years ago. North will be south and south will be north. Worse, as it's happening, there may be many norths in various pockets depending on where on the earth you are.

 

Cachers will be wandering around bumping into each other and stumbling over caches they weren't looking for. Vista owners will be doing the little double circle dance as they try to keep calibrating their compass. Regular compass users will be constantly adjusting their declination as the north arrow keeps moving for no reason at all. Meanwhile, compass users without the adjustment feature will wander around not noticing the difference and being lost as usual.

 

Offset caches using degrees will have to be recalculated. Worse still is that north may disappear completely during the switch rendering useless my Vista's on-board compass. I asked Garmin if they're offering a field reversal rebate just in case. They said no as they're working on a program fix.

 

I'm not convinced! I'm searching around to downgrade my unit to a Legend!

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Actually, this does bring up an interesting story. A few miles west of me used to be a "Minuteman" missile silo. It was destroyed back in the '80s during disarmament days. However, I was there sometime afterwards with a friend, and our compass just went haywire whenever we'd get within 50 feet of the thing. I'm sure it was some sort of jammer that was used to hide the silo or confuse detection devices. If the snow melts off, I'll go back out there with a GPSr and see if it has any type of effect on that. Could be interesting. Ok, a bit off topic, but I've already got cabin fever....guess I'll go out and see if I can plow the driveway and get the car out. Stupid snow plows piled 3 feet of snow at the end of the drive, and I don't have my 4wd anymore.....DANG, I miss it!

 

Experience tells me that Toyota Camry's don't make good 4-wheelers....not near enough ground clearance! :lol:

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Scientists estimate that 10% of the switch has already occurred in the last 150 years and may suddenly and totally flip sometime in the next 2,000 years!! The last one occurred 780,000 years ago. North will be south and south will be north. Worse, as it's happening, there may be many norths in various pockets depending on where on the earth you are.

 

Cachers will be wandering around bumping into each other and stumbling over caches they weren't looking for. Vista owners will be doing the little double circle dance as they try to keep calibrating their compass. Regular compass users will be constantly adjusting their declination as the north arrow keeps moving for no reason at all. Meanwhile, compass users without the adjustment feature will wander around not noticing the difference and being lost as usual.

 

Offset caches using degrees will have to be recalculated. Worse still is that north may disappear completely during the switch rendering useless my Vista's on-board compass. I asked Garmin if they're offering a field reversal rebate just in case. They said no as they're working on a program fix.

 

I'm not convinced! I'm searching around to downgrade my unit to a Legend!

LOL! You have to be making this up. Without north, where will my feet point too?

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Scientists estimate that 10% of the switch has already occurred in the last 150 years and may suddenly and totally flip sometime in the next 2,000 years!! The last one occurred 780,000 years ago. North will be south and south will be north.

had a compass once that was backwards. shoulda kept it for this occasion.

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had a compass once that was backwards. shoulda kept it for this occasion.

 

I have one of those. A Brunton that was a giveaway from the NRA. It's a $20 compass in the stores, so I thought it was a pretty nice freebie...until I found out that red pointed south. It caused me to really mess up one of the clues for my caches. I thought something was wrong, but told myself " trust your compass, it doesn't lie".

 

Well I guess I should hang on to it now.

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had a compass once that was backwards. shoulda kept it for this occasion.

 

I have one of those. A Brunton that was a giveaway from the NRA. It's a $20 compass in the stores, so I thought it was a pretty nice freebie...until I found out that red pointed south. It caused me to really mess up one of the clues for my caches. I thought something was wrong, but told myself " trust your compass, it doesn't lie".

 

Well I guess I should hang on to it now.

Good thing the NRA wasn't giving out these:

 

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