Natural Navigation - Tristan Gooley #27

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In this episode of ReWild Yourself! podcast, Tristan Gooley — author of The Natural Navigator — gives us some wonderful insights into using natural navigation in both natural and urban settings.

Episode Breakdown:

  • Tristan’s adventures across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Using clues from nature to navigate
  • How to navigate when you’re in a foreign city
  • 3 ways to navigate using migratory birds
  • How to orient yourself under a forest canopy
  • What to do when you get lost
  • GPS technology: friend or foe?
  • About his book and courses

If you do a one mile walk using just the trees to find your way, you’re going to learn a lot about navigating. Tweet it!

We can do our first natural navigation journey in a few minutes. Tweet it!

The shapes you see in the night sky and the way they move is very important; what you call them really doesn’t matter. Tweet it!

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Meet Tristan

Tristan Gooley is a writer and navigator. He started his natural navigation school in 2008, and is the author of the award-winning The Natural Navigator (2010) and Sunday Times Bestselling The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014), two of the world’s only books covering natural navigation. Tristan has led expeditions in five continents, climbed mountains in Europe, Africa, and Asia, sailed small boats across oceans, and piloted small aircraft to Africa and the Arctic. He has walked with and studied the methods of the Tuareg, Bedouin and Dayak in some of the remotest regions on Earth.

He is also the author of:

The Natural Explorer (March 2012),

How to Connect with Nature (January 2014).

He is the only living person to have flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society. He is Vice Chairman of the UK's largest independent travel company, Trailfinders.

Read his full bio here.