Back in Business

I’m back in business. I bought a new vehicle in the US for wheeling. Blew the warranty after a week by getting a serious amount of “under the hood” modifications to it. The photos here are from two outings. The first to Gorges State Park on my own and the second to Pisgah National Forest with six others. 

I’ve started using the Gaia GPS app on an iPad Pro to record my track on topographical maps. It serves two purposes - keeps a record of where I’ve been and let’s me find my way back out if I get lost. The iPad has a GPS receiver and cellular service.  Since I took the shot below I have fitted a proper mount so I can see it while driving. 

A few years ago I got lost hiking in Utah. I was alone and it took me three hours to find my way back to my car. Since then I take extra precautions when I’m wheeling on my own. Tools, winch, first aid kit, solar power charger, handheld GPS receiver, emergency kit, bear spray etc all reside permanently in or on the vehicle. 

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