Consider these two self-made sentences below.
Being armed with previous experiences, I decided to check the map at every crossroad.
Armed with previous experiences, I decided to check the map at every crossroad.
I think inserting "being" before the past participle just adds a sense of momentariness to the participle clause. I mean it gives a sense of being a continuous action at the moment. I am confused about the difference between the two :(
Would you tell me what is the difference?
I've also checked this question, but I cannot come up with a solid answer about my question after reading the long answer there.