Originally Posted by cavediver2
I would keep my compass and maps on my person. dog run's after deer or another animal there goes my way out.
And I have a great dog that would not leave my side but you never know and would hate to live up to my quote.
If it was anywhere other than the AT I would keep them on me. Since you could easily hike the AT without a map and compass I will keep it in his pack. I like to pull them out sometimes and see where I am at and the upcoming terrain. It's a pain to do this with them in my pack.