Crikey, theres alot of well read map readers who obviously like to take pride in looking down on us "none readers/believers"
I cant read a map (unless google maps counts?) and I really dont see why/how it would benefit me if I could.
I mean I live in a town, civilization. Most places I want to go tend to have sign posts. I know where work is, where my bathroom is, where the shops are etc.
If I want to go mtbing, I put my bike in the car and follow the signs to my local trail centre. Here, I follow the way marked trails until I get back to where I parked. Then I go home.
If I want to go wallking then I walk. On a footpath.
I like my life. I know what Im doing. Its safe and I always carry my mobile phone.
I dont get lost. I spend my time enjoying myself.
I am a modern man.
If I want a plug fitting to an electrical appliance then I phone the electrician. Thats what they're there for.
Dont play the hero. Dont pretend to know what you're doing with your maps and compasses and cairns. Its all guess work. It tends to be the folk like you that get into trouble. The mountain rescue is run by volunteers, they dont relish a call late on a sunday night to go and resuce a man at a top of a hill whos got lost in a badly folded A0 piece of paper.
You really do talk a lot of old tosh mate.
Using a map is guess-work? Really? Back that one up, I dare you.
TBH your life sounds pretty bloody dull to me. Very safe & packaged. No risk, no element of self-dependency, just boring.
A modern man? I bet you moisturise..
& dont rely on that mobile phone to get you out of trouble when the battery dies & there's no signal.
Youre one of the folk who go out on the hills with no kit & when the Mountain Rescue turn up & ask you what emergency gear you have & you reply "none" youre really gonna feel a plum..