Aids to navigation and sending a location to others…….
A follower asked me for some information on using a smartphone to aid in navigation. Now as a rule I don’t really use my phone ever to navigate with, if you are going out in to the mountains learn the skills to read with a Map and compass.
However that being said a GPS and some other means are useful to have.
Three apps I have been having a play around with for my iPhone 5 are - NavCamera , theodolite and spy glass.
Nav camera - this app geotags your pictures with key information, such as date, time, position and grid ref.
Spy glass - this app overlays a compass on your camera giving you a bearing, key location data and sped and elevation.
Theodolite - I have found this one to be best in test. This one can be used to help gage distance, height and gives you your bearing aswell as speed time and elevation.
All in these three apps are handy to have to aid with your navigation, but are not a means of navigation on there own.
Great to send information via picture message to others to let them no your location. These would also be good for taking pictures to mark evidence or key areas for SAR teams.
I use a few different items but work on the idea that 1 is not enough. The pictures you see of me swimming with full kit on various electronics are In different dry containers. Then all in one large roll top dry bag. Small pelican cases are good. I have a life proof case on my smartphone. Also I can highly recommend the aloksak small dry bags.
Hope this helps.
Hey man sure I’m about 5’9 80kg and the UA jacket is a size medium.
Pack Config Update: Website, Patches and Reviews
Firstly, the Team Rubicon fundraising patches have finally landed at our distribution locations. The response has been overwhelming. I initially thought moving 300 patches would be a massive stretch, but we reached that figure before the pre-order was finished. 500 of these were made and only 179 are still available!
Secondly, the Reviews and Features sections have been updated with our newly launched branding. I’m also very excited to announce that we have added a Contributors page to recognise David Massey, who has come on board with a fresh perspective, as well as an extensive collection of packs. He’s already reviewed the F-Stop Tilopa and we will be publishing another of his reviews very soon.
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Just back from a much needed vacation along the British coast.
Normal service will now continue.
For those who have sent me messages, email and questions I will get back to you all ASAP.
Kitanica Backcountry trousers………….
Almost finished testing on some items I received from the good people at Kitanica.
A full review will be up soon once I have finalised some more photographs.
In the mean time go check them out at www.kitanica.net they make some seriously good clothing designed for hard use.
Started to use old some gear stickers on my Haley Strategic dragonfly logo Kleen Kanteen , ITS Tactical ,Valleydeepmountainhigh and Kifaru to start with , oh and GITD Cyflect on the cap .
Mk2 British Bulldog knife.
I’m realy happy how this second Variant of my British bulldog knife has turned out .
Cut from 4mm thick high carbon steel from a very old industrial saw blade with an all over dark etch in ferric followed by a stone wash .
The scales are black canvas Micarta over coyote brown G-10 liners with bike chain ring bolts allowing various different lanyard options .
The wide/ stout re- curved blade makes for a very tough cutting platform which I hope lives up to the spirit of its British bulldog name .
I will post some comparison pics of the 2 variants soon oh and some pics of its sheath !
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Baddest Bees fire fuses .
I got around to having a quick play with these fire fuses whilst out n about in the woods .
Fluffing up one end with my tungsten triangle sparker works great and takes a quick spark .
I will add a more in depth fire building post using the baddest bees just need to sort several hundred pics from my weekend away .