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If you're heading to the backcountry -- bring some old-fashioned tools.
That's the message from North Shore Rescue, with several recent cases of people stranded in the bush -- with only a cellphone for navigation.
Search Leader Tim Jones says some smartphone apps can be useful on the trails, but ultimately -- the battery will die.
"Just solely going into the backcountry with a cellphone, we just don't advocate that... because for whatever reason, the app won't be as accurate as you think it is."
Jones suggests carrying a compass, GPS unit -- and a map.