Don't be on the 8 oclock news. Gps? i have a good one they're cool especially on scouting trips and marking likely locations found but-- eventually you'll be looking to reduce weight unless you can hire some sherpa's. They are not reliable in heavy cover, some times you can travel far looking for an opening to pick up the satlelites maybe taking you farther out of wack. For me: There is no subsitute for learning how to properly use a compass and read a map untill your confidant and comfortable. they are light, fast and handy. never let you down, run out of batteries or go dead in deep cover. a quick check of where you'll likely be heading and where the roads are before you head into the woods and you can go with confidants you'll get out albeit you may hike miles on a twisted switch back road when you may have been a few hundred yards as the crow flies to your camp or truck. Like any tool though training and practice will be required but will last a lifetime. I learned in 1958 to find hidden prizes miles from a starting point and way befor GPS and geo cache games were available and have never been let down nor lost.