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General => New Member Introductions => Topic started by: Sandy Sanderson on July 16, 2014, 09:23:12 AM

Title: Hello
Post by: Sandy Sanderson on July 16, 2014, 09:23:12 AM
I'm Phil, been walking for about the past 20 years in the hills, but it has declined in the past 5 due to family commitments. Just become a Explorer Scout Leader and im looking at becoming the lead DofE leader for the group.

After reading some of the posts, so much has seemed to have changed with regards to the kit people are now using.

I am now looking forward to getting back out there and relearning all the skills to past them on to the younger generation.

So hello and thank you for letting me join.

P.S if anyone can suggest some good books that i can download and read on my kindle while im away at sea with work it would be much appreciated.

Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Lost Soul on July 16, 2014, 12:50:19 PM
Hi Sandy, welcome to a great forum.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Oakleaf on July 16, 2014, 02:27:06 PM
Welcome to the forum.

And dont feel too left behind by gadgets - I still think kindle has something to do with making fire!  8)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Pete McK on July 17, 2014, 09:00:24 AM
Hello Sandy and welcome. You couldn't go far wrong by buying a copy of Lyle's UNM, although I know the author has never been happy with the kindle version ;) I own it, as well as the paperback, to use when out learning new navigational techniques.

Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Callum on July 17, 2014, 02:42:36 PM
Hi Sandy, a good age range, accompanied by a good range of outdoor experience, on this forum, you should find everything you need here on this forum for your planned trips.

DofE is a terrific thing to be involved in and you will find that everybody encourages and helps you out when you first start up.

Title: Re: Hello
Post by: boogyman on July 17, 2014, 04:32:56 PM
Hello from me too Phil !  I wonder why everybody calls you Sandy, including yourself ( ;D )
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Lyle Brotherton on July 18, 2014, 07:33:01 AM
Hi Phil/Sandy :)

Welcome to our community, I can assure you that you will learn loads here, I most certainly have, and will find everyone very helpful and supportive.

If you are at sea the kindle version of my book is probably a better idea, Pete is right though, I always felt that something was lost with the kindle version. If you havenít already, get to know the ships navigator(s) and if you can spend some time watching them at work, some of the best map readers I have instructed have been used to working with marine charts.

The other tip I have is buy the best kit that you can afford, good tools make for a god job.

Cheers, Lyle