After our highly successful maiden *Dads 'n Daughters Weekend*, we're running another! November 3-5,... read more
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As Phil Robertson said so well, "There are two kinds of people in this world that go around beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one"
My boys and I were out shooting rabbits on a neighbours farm the other night. It was cheap entertainment - all it cost was a few rounds of .22 ammo, some diesel for my ute ... and time. And it was time well spent! The boys had a blast on the spotlights and we even managed to shoot a few - including an unlucky hare.
Being lost in the bush isn’t a lot of fun … so I’ve heard. While I’ve never been lost, I have on the odd occasion, been ‘geographically challenged’ – which I guess, is a form of ‘lostness’!
If you've done one of our Into the Wild courses, you would've spent some time looking at basic navigation techniques using a map and compass. This can be a confusing topic for some - especially when throwing around words like magnetic declination and map topography. The reality is, it's quite a simple process once you get your head around it - particularly now, with some much simpler teaching methods to adjust for magnetic declination. Anyway, as a reminder for those who've done the course and as a simple reference for others, we thought a blog on the topic could be helpful. You'll need to have some basic knowledge on how to read a topographic map for this to make sense - and in New Zealand, the best maps to use are the new(ish) Topo50 maps put out by Land Information NZ (LINZ).