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General Walking Discussion / Re: GCSE DT SURVEY
« Last post by annac on Today at 13:16:02 »
Thank you for your reply.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: GCSE DT SURVEY
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 13:13:59 »
Well done Annac.  That is clearer now.  There is an abundance of such products on the market.  I use Aquapac for my phone in extreme conditions.  Ziploc bags are also effective and very cheap. I never carry a tablet or book - too heavy.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: GCSE DT SURVEY
« Last post by annac on Today at 13:07:06 »
You can access my email by going onto my profile as I cannot post an email because it is an external link. PM is fine if that is easier. It is a product to protect a book or tablet when walking. My stakeholders are anyone who may be involved with the product but it is not who I am directly designing it for. Sorry for any confusion.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: GCSE DT SURVEY
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 12:56:29 »
Stakeholder in what; or do you mean something to hold wooden posts?
Or did you mean people who read. in which case why select this forum?
Hard to email without an address.
Did you mean PM?


or are you data harvesting bot?
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Gear / Re: map ownership
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 12:52:47 »
I've been forgetting (deliberately) paper maps for around 6 years now, relying instead on my GPS with phone as backup.  On LDW's I also take a spare phone as a back up to my phone  O0


I'm not quite that extreme. On day trips I take a 12:500  A4 print out  the route.  I use the my Garmin or phone to navigate but I refer to the A4 for the bigger picture - using a gps or mobile phone for this is like trying to read the Telegraph through a letterbox. I may have the local OS sheet  in my pack but I am not sure why; I have never opened it and in anything but a flat calm i probably wouldn't bother to try.


As to the ownership of maps, all my maps (Garmin Birdseye  images and OSM)  are on the SD card of my Garmin and backed up on my hard drive so they are mine until my gps breaks and Garmin stops selling them.  Likewise, the OS maps I need to support my  OS app are on the phone SD card but I rely on the OS app subscription to keep going.  I have given up on VR, too clumsy IMHO.
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General Walking Discussion / GCSE DT SURVEY
« Last post by annac on Today at 12:49:09 »
Hi,For my GCSE Design & Technology I have to complete a stakeholder survey. Please could anyone who likes to read fill out the survey it would be very helpful for my GCSE and I really appreciate it. Thank you.
PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR THE LINK AS I AM NOT ALLOWED TO POST EXTERNAL LINKS! Thank you.
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Gear / Re: map ownership
« Last post by sussamb on Today at 11:49:08 »
I have a compass on a carabiner in each of my rucksacks but realised last week I had been forgetting my paper maps.

I've been forgetting (deliberately) paper maps for around 6 years now, relying instead on my GPS with phone as backup.  On LDW's I also take a spare phone as a back up to my phone  O0
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Last post by tonyk on Today at 11:31:30 »
Update. Guess what after contacting the groups American founder and sending him copies of all messages between myself and his UK admin, he has overulred her decision and invited me to re-join, saying that he will reconsider my pal Mikes unblocking if i remind him in a few weeks. I replied that as Mike supported me, I don't feel i could rejoin while he is unable to do so.Of course i don't know that I would re-join anyway, but now feel that, that admin may at least think twice before making ridiculous hasty decisions in the future.
Is it really worth the effort? At the end of the day its only a Facebook page and you were doing ultra distance runs and walks long before the net,let alone Facebook, even existed.These forums and net pages have a purpose in allowing people with similar interests to communicate with each other but also allow those with issues to use them for an off loading purpose.
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Last post by dav on Today at 11:23:05 »
Update. Guess what after contacting the groups American founder and sending him copies of all messages between myself and his UK admin, he has overulred her decision and invited me to re-join, saying that he will reconsider my pal Mikes unblocking if i remind him in a few weeks. I replied that as Mike supported me, I don't feel i could rejoin while he is unable to do so.Of course i don't know that I would re-join anyway, but now feel that, that admin may at least think twice before making ridiculous hasty decisions in the future.
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Gear / Re: map ownership
« Last post by alan de enfield on Today at 11:05:01 »
Yeah mine are on one of those phone memory cards and on my PC hard drive.
I like to have the paper maps to pore over, but nainly as an emergency backstop. Have started to forget to put them in my bag every time.  I have a compass on a carabiner in each of my rucksacks but realised last week I had been forgetting my paper maps.
Stupidity finds new ways of expressing itself as I get older.



It also happens with 'boating'.
I grew up in a 'paper' world and would always plot cruises on the chart before departure, latterly using waypoints on the GPs but always with the chart open on the chart-table.


My No1 Son is 'electronics mad' & on his boat he can even navigate & steer it whilst lying in bed. He has a Chart Plotter that has all the charts included and overlays your position and has loads of useful information - however he has (almost) point blank refused to invest in Paper Charts. After long discussions about batteries, dropping the plotter, GPS failure etc etc he has finally accepted that he should have some charts on board - and - learn to use them.
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