How to Navigate (2nd edition)

The art of traditional map and compass navigation in an Australian context (2nd edition)

A straight-talking, modern approach to map reading and compass navigation, along with clear explanations of how to really navigate in the Aussie bush through deep awareness and observations of the world around us. 102 pages of photographs, diagrams, stories and how-to’s, told from the perspective of a passionate bushwalker, involved in search and rescue.

Whilst GPS devices and apps have increased in popularity over the past few years, the importance of the traditional skills of how to read a map, use a compass and navigate in the bush, hasn’t changed.

Dick Smith says, “I’ve spent my life and have been on many expeditions where I have had to rely on a map and compass. Caro’s book brings a fresh approach, breaking down old fashioned jargon and making learning how to navigate with a map and compass, easy.”

How to Navigate is suitable for novice navigators getting started, through to experienced bushies who want to brush up on their skills.

2nd edition (July 2021) includes over 15 extra pages updated for GDA 2020 (Australia’s new datum), new illustrations, photographs, explainers, tips and memory joggers. 

OUT OF OFFICE DELIVERY UPDATE: MARCH 2023 // Orders placed between 9 – 27 March, will be shipped on 28 March. Thanks for your patience! If you need one urgently, please visit one of my retailers or Google ‘How to Navigate Caro Ryan’ for online stockists.

Shipping & handling time: 5-7 business days**

Shipping location: This product only ships within Australia

Bulk Discount: 15% for 6 or more


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How to Navigate (2nd edition)