Lost your compass - but you have your phone
A short funny story posted on the West Fargo Pioneer written by Tyler Shoberg.
Shoberg has always carried a compass, a regular gift from dad, but during a recent outdoor jaunt left it at home. The author's guide, someone who should have known the area, got turned around and the pair was forced to rely on a map in a cell phone.
I am the first one to admit the allure of fancy gear - my obessession with multi-tools is well documented - but this reminds me I need to pick up a few more lessons on how to tell direction based on the sun and the wind.
That said, I am always on the hunt for a simple, small compass I can clip to my keys.
Bonus material: Check out this amazing survival story on the Star's website. My interest in bear encounters - how to understand their behaviour and avoid confrontations - continues to grow.