Hopefully this is not another of my failing at EOF threads. Anyway for various reasons I find myself in strange places and not knowing the layout of where I am at on a fairly regular basis, and usually with many hours to use however I please. I am however curious what others do if they find themselves in a similar position. In those cases I have no phone, GPS or even paper map, mainly because I do not care for such things. I usually then get busy walking or riding something if I have something to ride. Though I do not have a map I will usually have a compass on my keys and I can both remember the route I took and how far I have gone (turn 90 degrees four times and you have intersected your initial route if you keep walking). I know of few better ways of getting myself familiar with a new location. Others I have said the same to are horrified and can not imagine doing that for fear of getting lost somewhere strange.