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Today I completed a natural navigation course. I had a fantatic time, and learned some really useful skills. I'll be putting some of this into practise next week on my way from the UK to Morocco. More info at Welcome to the Natural Navigator, The Natural Navigation School – The Natural Navigator
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Grate idea I use road sighs for the most parts and a compass in more remote areas. Someday maybe a GPS I gust do not trust it.
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In a past existence I was an instructor at the Royal Air force survival school and what we taught was use any means possible to navigate but remember, the sun always rises in the east and sets in the west, unless you have taken a really bad turn. Ride safe.
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Blimey, some of that stuff takes me back. As a kid I spent years in the boy scouts learning what grew on which side of various trees etc and then having to navigate by sense of smell after being dumped in some wilderness. No idea if they teach that sort of stuff now but it's great to see someone doing it.
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That's the way to do it. I've used a GPS before, but if you are observant you really don't need one.
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Not when your in the arctic.

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In a past existence I was an instructor at the Royal Air force survival school and what we taught was use any means possible to navigate but remember, the sun always rises in the east and sets in the west, unless you have taken a really bad turn. Ride safe.
Was working in Fairbanks, Alaska for a couple weeks this winter. Got lost driving around. I looked at the sun, and decided I was going South. My co-worker (native to the area) laughed at me and told me we were going west. He was right. The sun lied!

The sun set and was hidden for about 4 hours while I was there, and it was only about 60 degrees from where it rose.
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Tristian has also got a very good book out which has loads of information in it for those interested in the subject.

I can strongly recommend it.
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