Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr
Fallkniven - I had a permit, just couldn't find the campground for which I had the permit! I typically avoid camping anywhere in the state of NJ because the rangers are indeed horrible here. I'd rather go up to CT or NY where I know they're friendlier.
You need to come down to NC sometime and hike around Uwharrie NF. I like to go there alone most of the time - nobody will go with me.
Invest $7 in a small wrist band compass - it helps in keeping track of your general direction. (I do carry a large Silva Compass, 1:24,000 map cut down to the area I'm hiking and a GPS - but they are in the pack).
I did love your clips - easy to put myself in your position. Pretty chipper "Oh, well, lost but I'll still have a good time" kinda' guy.
Hang in there.