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would a semi permanent pen do the same job? nice tip though!
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could do but end up with loads of marks and I would think get confusing. Also you might get it wrong in first instance and tough to change...
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@ajc2260626, knowing your location needs to be an ongoing thing when you have responsibility for navigating, not just something you calibrate once or twice a day. Having a marker which is quickly and easily moved every time you re-look at the map would be the priority, rather than something which is semi-permanent.
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yep i generally like to know where i am every 5 mins when using a map so that should work for me
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ajc2260626 wrote:
yep i generally like to know where i am every 5 mins when using a map so that should work for me
Ditto. When I was leading the group I'd need to look at the map every time there was a decision point, and sometimes in between those times to make sure I'm still following the route I was working on. That might not have been every five minutes, but frequently enough to make good use of an easily moveable location marker. The plaster trick works best on the laminated versions of the topo maps.
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ajc2260626 wrote:
would a semi permanent pen do the same job? nice tip though!


Another option is two elastic bands, forming a cross hair across the map. It depends how often you need to fold/refold the map. Doing mountain marathons I tend to just fld the map small and "thumb" it but that wouldn't work in winter.

I also hate map cases with a passion and would only use on in very inclement weather (and even then, very rarely), just keep the map stuffed down the front of your jacket.
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