Reply to post: Any Idiot...

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Ramblin' Man or Woman? Maybe brush up on your cartography


Any Idiot...

...that goes into the wilds relying on a fecking phone app for survival deserves what they get.

'Reg reader "Dobbs" told us that on his next stroll "in the Lakes", he'd be "taking good old paper maps and a compass rather than relying on the OS Maps app.'

Good. Also, take some water, rations, a rugged knife, an emergency blanket, firesteel, dress in layers and be otherwise prepared to stay out there for 48 hours, regardless of how long you plan on going. Tell someone where you are going and when they can expect to hear from you.

The survival kit I carried in the Canadian bush was used 95% of the time on people I found lost, dehydrated and bewildered on trails.

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