I am an old retired guy, but have had an interest in maps and mapping since my elementary school days.

In college I took a bit of geology field training with a plane table and alidade, and learned to use a Brunton compass a bit. Since I was interested in archaeology I studied archaeological mapping with hand instruments, and did a few maps for a site report publication.

I also started playing D&D when it came out, so have to admit to drawing a few fantasy gamer maps.

I hunt, fish, and do bushcraft ( which is how I came to find this forum) so maps are still of interest to me. Have not tried making any field maps in a lot of years, but might have time for that this summer.