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During my down river kayaking trip, a while ago, I used a laptop with itopomaps to keep track of our location and progress. With gps and cell its easy. Compass however is good backup in case of accidents, like almost dumping it overboard once. There are places with no cell though. I can see having a personal locator beacon in that case and a compass on you all the time.. Also skiing in the backcountry. Exploring places you haven’t been before takes extra precautions. Wandering around the woods in the dark is a good way to get lost. Getting fogged in and losing the tent after going for a whiz. lol