Most units will do gps, glonass and some do Galileo... they can be spoofed, or have their precision intentionally degraded, but no one is going to turn them off and certainly not all at once. And if something happened to cause all three major systems to be shut down like massive nuclear strikes, there are other problems to deal with firstMy biggest concern would be batteries dying or the gps breaking.
Any incentive the government would have for turning the gps capabilities off to harm us would be equally consequential for them.
I still have paper maps from back east and even from when I first moved out west.
I thought that most people who hiked or traveled a lot would still know HOW to read a map and use
I even had some of the STUFF to be donated ALREADY sitting on the front porch. Put out an hour ahead of PICKUP time and I would add more stuff to it,
I have NO clue how they missed it as I saw them drive away. I immediately called the charity and explained it all.
They did come back ASAP TO MY HOUSE after their BOSS called them after I called her back!
They were younger helpers in their 20's and ALL they had to do was LOOK OUTSIDE of their windows instead of their telephone or vehicle fancy/dancy MAP and see ME standing on the front porch WAVING TO THEM and yelling towards their vehicle.
Old Lady Cate
Sure. But that doesn’t help you if it’s broke. I suppose you could carry a back up gps as well. But having multiple methods of finding your way is never a bad idea.Extra batteries for the win.
One of the most important pieces of survival gear everyone should carry is their cell phone. Protect it, keep it charged.Sure. But that doesn’t help you if it’s broke. I suppose you could carry a back up gps as well. But having multiple methods of finding your way is never a bad idea.
I wonder what percentage of people who go out into the wilderness and get lost and need a search party sent for them have a map and compass, or even know how to use them.