Hello and welcome to this lesson of the online course Wilderness Navigation Masters, where you will learn how to increase your chances of arriving at your destination successfully.
Why you should learn this technique?
You should learn this technique, because following a bearing, even after 10 years of experience in the wilderness, you will still miss your destination, from time to time.
This is human nature, we need tools to help us walk in a straight line, and techniques to arrive at destinations, without putting ourselves at risk.
Why we are not that good at this?
Because we are not precise when we take a bearing and also when we walk following it.
But how can we still master wilderness navigation with these human limitations?
The first technique consists of making an intentional walking deviation to the left or to the right to reach your destination.
You will ask me, how an intentional mistake will help me to arrive successfully at my destination?
Ok, let’s see this example.
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This is a technique that increases your chances of arriving at your destination successfully, but what to do in order to avoid getting lost when you miss your arrival landmark?
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That’s all for this lesson.
How did you found these two techniques? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you and see you in the next lesson.
Updated on June 7, 2021 by Ben