Oh, I have a reasonable sense of direction -- once I've gotten there the first time. :7) Part of it, I think, comes from the lack of road signs in New England: the only landmarks are Dunkin' Donuts shops, of which every block has at least one. *rolls eyes* I was a Boy Scout and a JROTC student, and I can read paper maps no problem. I'd like the GPS unit for when I am exploring, though, and didn't plan anything out. :7) Also, I have a passel of kids, and I'd like to get them excited about preparedness/self-reliance *and* technology.