Map of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area:·
What! How can a map and compass be the number one item? Well, they met all my criteria. I used them every day. (Well the map anyway.) The map was always with me in the canoe. Although the GPS was usually on I referred to the map more often than I did the GPS. The map and compass perform flawlessly. They are light, compact, and durable thanks to the maps’ being made of waterproof tear-resistant material. They were essential for our safety, more reliable than a GPS, and having a map to read every day is most enjoyable. I might go without a GPS but I would never go without a map and compass.
Tomorrow I share the bonus item. The one item I did not bring but I might on my next trip. Stay Tuned.
FINAL EVALUATION: A good map and compass are the perfect items. Of the items on my list they are arguably the only essential ones. Don't leave home without them!
To see item 2 click HERE
To see the evaluation criteria click HERE