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Too Much Information,
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Far too complex and comprehensive - fine if you want to navigate blindfold for the SAS but if it's just for the average hiker then simply way too much information with confusing presentation and a patronising and condescending style - one for the charity shop.
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2011 18:55:15 BDT
E. C. George says:
With a title like 'Ultimate Navigation Manual' and it being 350+ pages long, I would be very surprised if this book was not comprehensive.
I find this book to be brilliantly thought out. With such a range of information to put across to the reader, I feel that the author has done a good job of keeping the points of information concise which prevents it from being a heavy read.
It is one of those books that you can pick up and open to a random page and learn something new within minutes. The diagrams, and photography make easy to understand certain techniques that would be otherwise difficult to understand.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2011 09:44:41 BDT
it's overly complex for the average walker - written in a superior style by somebody who wants to impress us with just how much he knows rather than to teach navigation skills - disappointing waste of money.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2011 14:19:39 BDT
that is the point - it is NOT aimed at the average walker - it is aimed at anyone who wishes to fully understand the art of navigation and put some specialised techniques into use as required. If you are the average walker - stick to books with the word 'Dummy' in the title!
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J. Clare says:
It depends on what an average walker is & if they only have average navigation skills or not. Finding your way around low level land can be just as difficult as up in the mountains sometimes, but getting lost in bad visibility tends to have totally different consequences - you could either upset a Farmer or get on first name terms with a whole load of people from the MRTs (if you are lucky enough not to fall off a cliff).
Most sensible people try to improve their skills to avoid such situations.
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2012 13:50:12 GMT
Would you rather read a guide by someone who DOESN'T know what they're talking about?
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Jack Bobbins says:
If you learn even 1% of this book, it may one day save your life. Yes this is a technical book but unless you have been in the hills with descending fog or an injured colleague. Only then will you know just how important this book could be.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2013 14:14:59 GMT
Mr. L. Jandu says:
I hope you do not walk in the mountains, your avoidance of knowledge (and thereby skill) may one day kill you.