Technology is anything but foolproof. We come to rely on it at our own peril. I am well aware of this, yet when it comes to my sense of direction I’ve completely lost it to that vexing app known as Google Maps.
I moved to Louisville, KY, over two years ago, and I still can’t navigate my neighborhood without firing up the smartphone. That’s not good. There’s no doubt that if the SHTF I’d be Sh*t out of luck.
I need a backup plan. And that plan may very well be printed maps from MyTopo.com. They’re waterproof, fully customizable and they ship out to you within 24 hours.
- Fully Customizable
- Ship Within 24 hrs
- Topographic, Aerial, Satellite Prints
- All of U.S. & Canada (Public and Private Land)
- USGS Quads (United States Geological Survey) or GMU (Game Management Units)
Paul Helinski, the owner and founder of GunsAmerica, has reviewed MyTopo maps for his prepping 101 series in the past. In fact, that’s what led me to check them out here at SHOT Show 2017. I wanted to get a feel for the quality of the maps. As Paul said in his review, they are thinner than expected but they still seem rather durable.
I suggest you check out his detailed article as he goes step by step throughout the customization process to show you what you get at each price step. He also had one other little critique that I won’t spoil.
As for me, and like Paul, I’m a convert. I’m going to order one of my neighborhood in Louisville. While I won’t be shutting off the Google Maps anytime soon, I will rest a little easier knowing I have one sitting at home.
Pricing and availability
The MyTopo maps start at $9.95 and go up in price to $319.00. You can order the maps on the website here. They ship out on the same day, so you won’t have to wait long to receive yours.