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General => New Member Introductions => Topic started by: Urban Fox on February 13, 2013, 11:45:24 AM

Title: just saying hi
Post by: Urban Fox on February 13, 2013, 11:45:24 AM
Hi all my name steve from the manchester, i am a new scout leader and to my horror the scouts no alot more about navigation than i do, so hope to pick at lot of tips and tricks from all you guys .
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Post by: Skills4Survival on February 13, 2013, 12:58:06 PM
Hi Fox, welcome !
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Post by: Barry G on February 13, 2013, 01:02:21 PM
Hello Steve and welcome from Albany, New York. You've come to the best place possible for navigation issues, these guys know their stuff.

Barry
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Post by: Lost Soul on February 13, 2013, 01:50:27 PM
Welcome to the forum, great place to be.
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Post by: Callum on February 13, 2013, 02:47:38 PM
Hi Steve, have you any idea just what you have let yourself in for? I have been working with youngsters now for 16 years and during this time I have aged 32 years ;)

Welcome to a great forum :)
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Post by: Egg on February 13, 2013, 04:03:44 PM
Hi Steve...
All you have to remember is that kids know everything and then you can take it from there.
Welcome to an excellent forum.
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Post by: Claire on February 14, 2013, 06:06:17 AM
Hi Steve, nice to see you joining the forum.  Good luck with the Scouts.
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Post by: Lyle Brotherton on February 14, 2013, 07:52:08 AM
Welcome Steve, my Scouting days were some of my happiest and I have often been surprised in later life just how many times I have thought to myself 'Oh yes, when i was a Scout I did it this way! Great work, good on you:)
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Post by: boogyman on February 14, 2013, 09:13:29 AM
Hi Steve, and welcome to this forum!
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Post by: Batesy on February 14, 2013, 08:51:39 PM
Hi Steve,

Welcome to the forum

from another Steve...and another Scout Leader (for 25 or so years) ...AND also from (near) Manchester!

I like an old quotation that goes something like "accept wisdom wherever it comes from" (can't remember the actual words but the principle is right)

So I'd say, be happy to learn from your Scouts - you can then be in a position to pass that on to the next batch you get coming through!
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Post by: sfabrizio on February 27, 2013, 03:32:14 AM
Hello,

Welcome! My name is Steve and I live in Denver, CO. I am new too! Don't feel bad. I am pretty Wilderness savy, but I learned quite a bit of new techniques from Lyle's book! There is always something new to learn in life! Great site & forum.

Best Wishes,

Steve F.-Denver, CO USA
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Post by: Skills4Survival on February 27, 2013, 07:50:02 AM
Welcome !! indeed a great forum.
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Post by: Callum on February 27, 2013, 08:14:05 AM
Hi Steve, looking forward to learning from your wilderness experience  :)
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Post by: Lyle Brotherton on February 27, 2013, 09:11:32 AM
Welcome Steve :)

In answer to you mail, no Anquet do not produce maps for the USA, my recomendation and the software I use when in the States is TopoPointUSA and is the one I feature in the UNM.

I like this software becasue USGS topographic maps are available for the entire continental US and large parts of Alaska and Hawaii at 1:24000.  (In my opinion the 1:24000 is the best scale for wilderness navigation).
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Post by: Pete McK on February 27, 2013, 02:41:44 PM
Welcome to a great forum Steve, awesome mountains where you live!