From the classic map and compass to the latest-and-greatest GPS, there are lots of ways to keep "losing yourself in the experience" just an idea.
Description of navigational equipment used in backcountry and wilderness navigation. Features found on compasses and altimeters and how to use these items to orient yourself with a map or with visible landmarks.
A GPS (Global Positioning System) is a receiver that uses radio signals from special satellites to determine your location. It will work pretty much anywhere on the planet. But a GPS unit can do much more than that...
FRS and GMRS radios are small, light communication devices, similar to walkie-talkies. They require no training or license to operate (in Canada), and unlike cell phones, they incur no monthly fees or time charges.