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Ausant

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Hello Everyone, new to the Forum,
« on: February 02, 2014, 12:56:01 PM »
G'day all,

Just a few words to introduce myself. Grew up in the Australian bush, learned map reading as a teenager and school cadet. Practiced on weekends while hiking around the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne.
 
Being an avid hiker as well as a hunter I've been able to keep my skills alive and I never seem to lose my fascination with maps. Never been truly lost but back in the day before GPS I will admit to being "geographically challenged" a few times.

I never go into unfamiliar territory without a map, my compass (Suunto MC2 Global) and a Garmin eTrex H.

I divide my time between Australia and Sweden so I get to slog about in different types of terrain. Been in Sweden for a few months now for the moose and wild boar season but will soon be heading off down under.

Cheers
« Last Edit: February 02, 2014, 06:53:30 PM by Ausant »

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Re: Hello Everyone, new to the Forum,
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 05:59:00 PM »
Welcome to the Forum - its quite a friendly place!

You certainly 'globe trot' !

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Re: Hello Everyone, new to the Forum,
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 08:36:41 PM »
We have all only ever been "geographically challenged" Ausant;) Hi from the Lake district of England.

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Re: Hello Everyone, new to the Forum,
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 11:01:31 AM »
Welcome from this belgian antipode, Ausant !

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Re: Hello Everyone, new to the Forum,
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 05:21:35 PM »
Welcome Ausant - some of the most challenging nav I have done has been in your beautiful country, especially navigating my way back to Brighton Bay by bike after a day at the Fortune of
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