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ninthace

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Re: Overweight hiker navigation thread
« Reply #45 on: 20:40:39, 30/04/19 »
If you are adamant about using a wax pencil, put the tip on the point you want to draw a line from, then slide the edge of your compass up to it on the rough bearing then rotate and if necessary slide the compass round the point until it is lined up with the grid lines, then draw the line.  I used to do it that way when drawing on perspex map displays.  I did it backwards too to it could be read from the other side.  We had to write backwards and do map references backwards too.
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Re: Overweight hiker navigation thread
« Reply #46 on: 20:49:59, 30/04/19 »
Part of the problem is the pencil has a 4mm wide tip you can't see where it's going to draw until you make a mark. Printing maps is a good idea, hopefully I don't need any of the missing detail (by which I mean the area not printed further afield than my route).

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Re: Overweight hiker navigation thread
« Reply #47 on: 20:55:23, 30/04/19 »
These are what the professionals use. https://www.pooleys.com/shop/staedtler/propelling-pencils-staedtler/


These are the alternative if the ink works on your plastic https://www.pooleys.com/shop/staedtler/lumocolor-felt-pens/
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Re: Overweight hiker navigation thread
« Reply #48 on: 21:33:20, 30/04/19 »
Thanks. I almost bought them but found slightly more precise pens on Amazon, so I got the pencil there too:

Staedtler Lumocolor 311 WP4 Universal Non Permanent Superfine Pens - Assorted Colours

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0007OEDOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_38kYCb4KMPPKW

Staedtler 0.3mm Mechanical Pencil Night Blue Series (925 35-03)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003LOQ722/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LblYCbWSXMXSA

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Re: Overweight hiker navigation thread
« Reply #49 on: 21:35:12, 30/04/19 »
Sorry. I wasn't being literal with the word chinagraph. Permanent OHP pens are good as long as there isn't water on the map as you draw. Edit: I see you've already found them (though I use the permanent ones with the black barrels).

To be honest, I've never had to resection on land in the UK in anger.
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Re: Overweight hiker navigation thread
« Reply #50 on: 21:39:25, 30/04/19 »
Sorry. I wasn't being literal with the word chinagraph. Permanent OHP pens are good as long as there isn't water on the map as you draw. Edit: I see you've already found them (though I use the permanent ones with the black barrels).

Thanks. I saw this on a Google (Outdoors Magic forum) that people use permanent ones but then to remove them you need meths or makeup remover pads which apparently if you don't clean off properly eat through the laminate. Didn't fancy it, maybe I errored with the non-permanent ones, I can always buy the permanent ones too they're not expensive.

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Re: Overweight hiker navigation thread
« Reply #51 on: 21:25:06, 02/05/19 »
Is this the Smardale parking ninthace? Just want to be sure I don't park on someone's land and they trash my car. Looks full in Google StreetView, hopefully not so full when I turn up.

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Re: Overweight hiker navigation thread
« Reply #52 on: 21:26:18, 02/05/19 »
Yep!
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