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Old 12-27-2008, 07:18 PM   #21
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Speaking of batteries and gps units...I'm watching survivorman. He gets "lost" because he left his gps on all night and the batteries ran down. He didn't have another set of battries. He then says "don't rely on technology for survival because technology will let you down" or some such nonsense.

The "technology" didn't let him down - his brain dead act of leaving it on all night and failing to take another set of batteries let him down. Blaming technology in that situation is the equivalent of blaming the camera for the all black photo when you forget to take off the lens cap.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:22 PM   #22
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Speaking of batteries and gps units...I'm watching survivorman. He gets "lost" because he left his gps on all night and the batteries ran down. He didn't have another set of battries. He then says "don't rely on technology for survival because technology will let you down" or some such nonsense.

The "technology" didn't let him down - his brain dead act of leaving it on all night and failing to take another set of batteries let him down. Blaming technology in that situation is the equivalent of blaming the camera for the all black photo when you forget to take off the lens cap.
If you painted the scene instead of using a camera, you wouldn't have to worry about the lens cap and you won't have a black picture.

I know what you're saying and in this case it's right. But the point he's making is that you need to not rely on the technology. Batteries go bad, GPS's get lost, or break, etc so it's alway best to have maps & compass to fall back on.

I don't put a lot of stock in the survival shows, don't watch them in fact, but in this case I agree with his philosophy if not his verbiage.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:48 PM   #23
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I would like to thank everyone who responded to my post. The Garmin 60 sounds like it will work great for me.

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