How well do you know your shortcut?
Do you rely on street signs without knowing it?
I was driving my usual route when it started to snow...then blizzard.
Visibility was less than 10 feet.
Street signs were covered with snow.
Everyone was driving less than 2 miles an hour.
Being the genius navigator I am, I thought I could take a short cut and stay off the main (clogged) roads. What should have taken me a few minutes, and right to my location, took me miles away from my destination, and I didn't even realize I'd taken a wrong turn because nothing looked like it was supposed to.
When street signs and man-made landmarks no longer exist, when the landscape no longer looks like it did yesterday, will you know where you're going?
I have no idea how to work a compass...but I'm about to learn, and find one that fits on my keychain.