Finding Your Way Without Map Or Compass

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Courier Corporation, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 287 pages
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Immensely useful, highly instructive manual for would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, survivalists - anyone who enjoys exploring the outdoors. Today’s adventurers will learn how to find their way in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas - even on the ocean - by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon and stars. Clearly, precisely and graphically explained by one of the world’s great navigators.
 

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User Review  - WaldoCreed - LibraryThing

Quite a fascinating book about staying oriented and such, but most interesting to me was the applicability of the skills to any area of life. We need to walk circumspectly rather than what most of the world is doing and so lulls us into doing: walking "rectumspectly." Read full review

Contents

USING YoUn SENsE or SMELL
7
w1 EcTIoNs IN TIIE SKY WITH SOME N011s 0N STANDING C1 ouDs
8
DIRECTIONS FROM Tmc WIND
9
SOME SPECIAL EFFECTS or SUN AND WIND
100
DIRECTIONS moM TnEEs AND QTHER PLANTS
106
ANTIILL SIGNPOsTS I26 13 FINDING YoUa VA IN THE DESERT
133
GIoNs
140
DIRECTIONS FROM HILLS AND RIvERS
145
DInEcTIoNs 1ROM VVAvEs AND SWELLS
164
COLOR or THE
173
THE IlAnITs 01 SEA BIRns
174
1 1 Yov
219
DIREcIIoNs IROM THE SUN
224
STARS
229
TELLING THE TIME BY THE STARS
239
SE1 EcrIvE BIBLIOGRAPHY
244

EsTIMATIoN 01 DISTANCE
149
FINDING Youn WAY IN TowNs
153
ORIENTING As A SPORT
160
SIMPLE TABLES or DIREcTI0Ns 01 THE SUN
251
INDEX
275
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