Compasses and GPS

Q. I have two questions really.

Can anyone recommend the best money-no-object compass for map-reading whilst out & about.

Can anyone recommend the best simple hand-held GPS - especially for identifying your current location.

Thanks

Paul Senior, Huddersfield


A. I've always found my Silva Ranger 16 compass does everything I need and has proven to be reliable and accurate enough. For a GPS I use a Garmin Foretrex 101. It comes with a wrist strap, is easy to use, shows you everything you need and runs on two AAA batteries, so you can get replacements anywhere. It doesn't have built in maps but you can get an optional cable for connecting to a PC so that you can download waypoints to it from www.go4awalk.com or PC mapping software such as Fugawi. Memory Map or Anquet.

Lloyd Atkins, Norwich


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