The inbuilt GPS? :)
On 30/12/2009, at 11:08 AM, "Tony Russell" <> wrote:
And further to my previous note, what good is a phone if you don't know
where you are ??
On Behalf Of Tony Russell
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:12 AM
To: 'Alan Gillanders'
Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] The perfect phone for a birder?
When going off any beaten track I always take a GPS, spare batteries, a
magnetic compass, and maps if obtainable. Then there are the other
things to take note of before setting off - any visible landscape
features, fences, sun position, wind direction, cloud direction,
orientation of any roads which might have traffic noises. I lost myself
once for twenty minutes in mallee scrub without any of these, never
again. I got out by listening for traffic and bisecting the noise start
/finish directions. Luckily a vehicle went by within earshot. I
emerged half a kilometre from where I had gone in.
On Behalf Of Alan Gillanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:09 PM
To: Dave & Marj;
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] The perfect phone for a birder?
I agree with you.
My off the beaten track walking is usually done in dense rainforest
the tools you mention are useful but limited.