not getting lost in the scrub, despite using a GPS

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Subject: not getting lost in the scrub, despite using a GPS
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 18:56:45 +1000
If you want to learn how to navigate, take up orienteering, or if you
are after night birds, rogaining.

An interesting thread for bushwalkers to follow. We normally navigate by
sight when out in the open, and then emphasis is more on route-finding
when we burrow through the bush like a scrub bird / cassowary.

Generally we are following a ridge or water line, and when we aren't we
often keep our bearings in relation to a ridge or water line.

We rarely venture into mallee for the purpose of bushwalking, and when
we can't see where we are going [because of the vegetation blocking the
view] a GPS is generally as useful as hot beer ...

Regards, Laurie.
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