Reply to post: Re: Any Idiot...

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

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Re: Any Idiot...

So the phone app shouldn't be used for this information? The paper map isn't necessarily any better. It could be inaccurate or out of date, and you wouldn't know until it became a real problem. While I get that the phone could run out of power or the app could get broken, lots of coulds apply to a paper map as well.

It's also probably worth keeping in mind that many of those people probably didn't use this app for areas they had a high chance of dying in. If people like going to a perfectly safe area containing nature, they're probably using the map to help identify and locate things, rather than get to safety. I am reasonably sure this applies to most users, and therefore the consequences for the app being useless were a ruined excursion rather than a brush with death. As such, your calling them idiots seems quite a bit harsher than they deserve.

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