While planning our next foray into Northwest Ontario next Spring, my Son and I discussed getting an updated map of the area and maybe a back up compass. We both have GPS's, but batteries can die or overcast skies can make a GPS fail to acquire. I have my old GI Lensatic compass and my Son has a state of the art one, I don't remember the manufacturer. Our map's are good, but an upgrade is cheap. I guess my point is I can't imagine not knowing how to use a map and compass and heading anywhere that is not known, especially on foot. I think if you make a practice of going into the woods not knowing how to use a map or compass your not smart enough to be allowed to vote. Think you can't get lost? Happen's to people every day. Get on a large Canadian lake loaded with islands, suddenly everywhere you look the terrain looks the same. Map reading and compass skill's are a MUST for outdoor activities such as hunting, wilderness fishing, backpacking or just kicking around in the woods.