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ninthace

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #90 on: 17:31:31, 23/04/19 »
If you want a big open area to play with try Great Asby Scar NE of Orton - a mixture of grassland and limestone pavement.  Also, just a little more to the west there is the open ground to the SW of Crosby Ravensworth.  If you need tracks to follow, have a look a haroldstreet - I have left plenty of traces across them.  By the by, do try Smardale.  Leave all your gear behind and just go for a walk along the old railway track through the nature reserve and across the viaduct.  The C2C crosses it by Jackdaw House (you won't find it on the map but you will know it when you see it).  Park NY 73935 08226
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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #91 on: 20:56:54, 23/04/19 »
I've now read all the techniques section of the manual and there's quite a bit to practice. I will have to read it again as I practice. Don't think doing it in town wouldn't be ideal but I'm of the opinion it could be practiced almost anywhere now I've got a fair idea of what I'm going to be doing. I think having more linear features present is a bonus, the streams on ninthace's suggested off-piste nav practice route would work.

Skipped the sections on specialist environments and satnavs as I won't be going there and know enough (though not quite as much as the book author - I skimmed a bit) about those already.

The proof is in the pudding. Will it turn me into a competent navigator having read it? I think it will. Will report back my success/failure with it.

As for how much this is going to improve my navigation with a sat nav aid (as I think I will return to that once comfortable without it) I doubt a great deal though knowing boxing techniques would have been handy on Holme Fell. Still I could be wrong, and if I can get in the right frame of mind it might even be fun.

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #92 on: 23:40:54, 23/04/19 »
Your route named Lunedale head ninthace, I notice your trace passes through an area marked marsh on the map. Is it going to be boggy? I don't have gaiters!

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #93 on: 23:47:49, 23/04/19 »
Your route named Lunedale head ninthace, I notice your trace passes through an area marked marsh on the map. Is it going to be boggy? I don't have gaiters!
Don't believe everything you read.  It just means there are bogs about, not that there is bog under every marsh symbol. That is a ďliveĒ trace which means that is where I actually went. I donít walk through bogs, I go round them or find a safe way through them.
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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #94 on: 23:55:41, 23/04/19 »
Don't believe everything you read.  It just means there are bogs about, not that there is bog under every marsh symbol. That is a ďliveĒ trace which means that is where I actually went. I donít walk through bogs, I go round them or find a safe way through them.

Good to know. I've never walked across a marsh symbol before. I'm not sure where to visit first Scordale or Lunedale Head. Probably Lunedale Head on account of my expection there isn't much in the way of features to practice taking bearings from by Scordale as it's in a valley but I could be wrong.

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #95 on: 00:28:51, 25/04/19 »
Rob, just had thought.  You were looking for a park to practice in.  There is a good one just across Franks Bridge south of the Market Place in Kirkby Stephen.  The C2C goes across the E side of it but it extends a long way W to the ex railway.  Has plenty of features.
Edited, had the map upside down in my head
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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #96 on: 06:15:25, 25/04/19 »
Rob, just had thought.  You were looking for a park to practice in.  There is a good one just across Franks Bridge south of the Market Place in Kirkby Stephen.

Good to know, thanks.

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #97 on: 15:19:52, 25/04/19 »
My OS maps arrived. After much fussing folding it I ended up tearing the cover off, not happy they have covers as I now have a damaged map but it wasn't practical to keep it on there. I've decided to practice my nav skills in the Kirkby Stephen park tomorrow. Thanks for suggesting it ninthace I'll let you know how it goes.

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #98 on: 20:11:04, 25/04/19 »
My OS maps arrived. After much fussing folding it I ended up tearing the cover off, not happy they have covers as I now have a damaged map but it wasn't practical to keep it on there. I've decided to practice my nav skills in the Kirkby Stephen park tomorrow. Thanks for suggesting it ninthace I'll let you know how it goes.


So why not cut the cover off without damaging the map?

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #99 on: 20:15:57, 25/04/19 »

So why not cut the cover off without damaging the map?

It pulled off fine I just regard the map as damaged because it now has no cover, it's not the complete unit I purchased. It came away cleaner by pulling it off by the corner than cutting it would have - they probably made it that way with being able to remove it in mind. Sorry for the confusion.

Edit: Changed the grammar.
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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #100 on: 20:21:40, 25/04/19 »
It pulled off fine I just regard the map as damaged because it's now got no cover, it's not the complete unit I purchased. It came away cleaner by pulling it off by the corner than cutting it would have - they probably made it that way with being able to remove it in mind. Sorry for the confusion.
  Save the cover.  When you have finished with the map put it back in the cover and slip it into the bookshelf - makes it easier to find and file your maps, especially when you end up with a shelf full - as you will.
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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #101 on: 20:38:04, 25/04/19 »
Another good tip. Thanks.

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #102 on: 20:53:41, 25/04/19 »
I take the covers off my maps AND I donít stick to the fold lines when folding it to fit in my map case.[/font]
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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #103 on: 20:58:33, 25/04/19 »
I take the covers off my maps AND I donít stick to the fold lines when folding it to fit in my map case.[/font]

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Re: Magnetic compass on Viewranger behaving strangely
« Reply #104 on: 21:02:46, 25/04/19 »
 :)  It stops the fold lines becoming worn and unreadable  O0
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