[LINK] limits of technology in finding someone

Danny Yee danny at anatomy.usyd.edu.au
Fri Dec 8 14:28:11 AEDT 2006

I had an interesting experience the first time I was on a bushwalk
where the leader had a GPS.  We climbed up a hill to reach a fire
trail, where the GPS was used to pinpoint our location on the map.
The leader then promptly headed off down the fire trail, *in the wrong
direction*.  To be stopped after 50 metres by me waving my compass.

Technology is no replacement for understanding the conditions and the
terrain.  And leaving a car on foot to seek help seems as foolish in
freezing northern winters as it is in the Australian outback in summer.

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