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Friday, July 4, 2008

The Map Is Not The Territory - Guerrilla Camping 101.13

Draft originally posted at The Guerrilla News Network. Included here with GNN commentary courtesy of the GNN Archive.
2 years ago

Yes! Thanks for another GC, BP!

2 years ago

“Well, on a lonely mountain road, it’s still that easy, all you have to do is find your intersection. You do this by finding two distant landmarks. The farther away, the better. You first want to point your compass as object one. Draw a line on your map tracing that angle. Next you do the same thing with a second landmark. It’s most accurate at 90 degrees, but you take what you can get. Where those lines intersect, is your rough position.”

Better to take 3 landmarks, then you know you are in the triangle formed where the lines intersect.

2 years ago

However it [GoogleEarth] again relies on automobile roads, and lacks any significant way to create usable trail maps.

GPS makes it easy. Just have to walk (or other forms of travel) the trails.