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Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Not Sure, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Not Sure

    Not Sure Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    If Bushcraft is about being in the woods, Navigation should play a big part of going into
    and returning from the woods.
    A Navigation area to teach and learn would be a benefit to this forum.
    That will be all.............carry on.

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  2. Not Sure

    Not Sure Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    Guy Founder Staff Member Administrator Vendor Bushcraft Friend

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    In the last 4 months, there have been 3 threads about compasses or telemetry in the Other Skills forum. I just don't feel that there is enough discussion to warrant a new forum, unless I am missing something?
     
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    I'm Not Sure if a separate sub forum is needed.
     
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    Guy, I agree to some point. Land Nav isn't as sexy as a new knife or a new pack.
    It is also hard to explain some of the skills over the internet.
    But I still think it is a very overlooked and essential skill.
    Having taken and helped coach a few Bushcraft classes, I can attest to the lack of skill by
    almost all who I helped.
    I think fear of the unknown keeps people from learning.
    Question? Can we run a poll to judge interest?
    I am cool with whatever happens..........
    Thanks.
     
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    Jason Founder Staff Member Administrator Vendor

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    We have no issue with the subject matter, the problem is creating a new subforum that sees little use. If you take a poll a bunch of people will say heck yeah let's do it then never visit that forum again (been there done that). Start some threads or tutorials on navigation and get interest going. If we saw a lot of threads and participation in the subject then we would definitely entertain it. By the way I would love to learn more about navigation personally.

    Who remembers the geochaching forum??? Probably like 3 people
     
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    I think the problem is most people don't know enough to ask pointed questions.

    There is FAR more to land navigation than a compass. In fact, the compass is the least of it, but often is how most sum it up. So without additional knowledge most don't know where else to go with it.

    Personally, I find the sport of orienteering far more entertaining than the North American standard. One can learn a lot from the race sport

     
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