FYA Basics

Navigation Basics – Locating your position using a ‘Transit’

A 'Transit' is a pair (or more) of visible identifiable features which lay along the same line of sight – these might be a stream junction and a lone building, or maybe a nearby peak. 

Compass Basics – Back Bearings to check progress

Knowing that you are still on the right bearing once you have set off along it is kind of important, we're sure you’ll agree! So here’s how to do it simply, and quickly.

Compass Basics – Staying on a Bearing

Once you have established a bearing that you need to follow, unless you are on a clearly visible path, and you know where the path is headed, you’ll need to give yourself the skills to stay on that bearing to your intended destination.

Don't buy that sleeping bag!

No, really. You probably don’t need it.

I haven’t used a sleeping bag for backpacking for about 7 or 8 years now.

FYA Basics: Map Basics

FYA Basics: Map Basics

Give yourself the confidence to be able to plan your own route by learning how to read a map.