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Gorge Navigation - simple technique

Hi everyone,

I did a great gorge trip this last weekend and while doing it I figured a simple way to navigate. This is usually difficult in gorges because of the lack of good landmarks but this methods makes it really simple... so here it is... Check your map and count the number of significant left or right turns. Then while you are traveling all you need to do is to keep an eye on the big picture lie of the land and keep a count of either lefts or rights... So simple and it worked very…

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Added by Frank Williams on February 9, 2016 at 21:57 — No Comments

Finding North By The Moon In The Southern Hemisphere

In the bush at night you wouldn't normally be using the Moon to navigate, but a good understanding of the relationship between the Sun and Moon will help you to make good decisions about travel in the bush. Especially if you are planning to travel by night or you are in a situation where you run out of daylight and a decision needs to be made about whether to stop or continue. In open country you can see quite well without a torch when there is half a Moon or better. But it is also good to…

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Added by Frank Williams on July 24, 2011 at 21:09 — 3 Comments

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