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Skills involved in outdoor recreation. 7.2. Navigation. Where am I going? How do I get there? Not just useful when bushwalking. Compass reading. Page 177. True north vs magnetic north. Type true north vs magnetic north into google

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  • Where am I going?

  • How do I get there?

  • Not just useful when bushwalking

Compass reading
Compass reading

Page 177

True north vs magnetic north
True north vs magnetic north

  • Type true north vs magnetic north into google

  • 7 strips activity – find a partner and look at the pages on TN vs MN, make a list of the 7 most important points.

  • Discuss with your partner why you chose these points.

Map reading
Map reading

  • Topograhic maps are the most common form of map used in the outdoors for navigation.

  • Imaginary lines are joined together with numbers to form a picture of equal heights above sea level.

  • Grid references are used to pinpoint your location, this should consist of 6 numbers (3 vertical and 3 horizontal).

Map reading1
MAP reading

  • Discuss page 178 of your textbook

  • Using your laptop answer the find out question related to your local area.

Route planning
Route planning

  • A detailed plan should be planned before each outdoor adventure.

  • You should know where your going and what is the best way to get there.

  • It must have an estimated time or arrival (ETA) as well as clearly marked landmarks so you can check your location at various points.

Natural navigation
Natural navigation

  • If you do not have compass you can try to find out which direction is north in the following ways:

    • Shadow stick – as detailed in your text on page 179

    • Using an analogue watch – point the number 12 at the sun and true north is approx midway between the hour hand and the number 12.

    • By using the southern cross (star constellation) at night- as detailed in your textbook on page 179-180.

Preservation and conservation
Preservation and conservation

  • All people that venture into the outdoors have a responsibility to look after the land and make a little impact as possible so that future generations of both plant and animal life can continue to thrive.

  • AIM as discussed in your text is to – TAKE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHS AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS.

  • Use commonsense, take all rubbish and respect the natural environment.

Wilderness first aid
Wilderness first aid

  • It is very important that when venturing into the outdoors that you carry a first aid kit at all times.

  • A basic first aid knowledge should be held by at least one member of your travelling party.

  • If emergency services are required arrange for a meeting point to best extract the patient.


  • Answer the find out question on page 182 of your textbook.

  • To be able to improvise is key

Weather interpretation
Weather interpretation

  • With modern technology and up to the minute websites, weather conditions can be sort from the palm of your hand.

  • The BOM website offers a range of facilities that can help you plan an outdoor adventure. If offers forecasts and radar images to help predict and estimate what the weather will be like in your area.


Weather interpretation1
Weather interpretation

  • See page 182 to see if you can interpret the Meterological chart

  • Remember forecasts are not 100% accurate and should should always be prepared for the worst and have a backup plan


  • Answer question 1 & 3 in the think about section on page 184.