Off-Road Touring, Adventure Travel & Outback Tech Tips — Navigation

How GPS Navigation Works

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How GPS Navigation Works
GPS devices use satellites to monitor your position. They are quickly becoming the standard navigation devices for all kinds of travel. They're great for planning out journeys, allowing drivers to drop way points and save trips, and contain massive amounts of data that simply can't be displayed on printed maps; points of interest, camp sites, petrol stations and so on.

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Hema’s Tips for the Big Lap

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Hema’s Tips for the Big Lap

As border restrictions ease, thousands of Covid weary Australians are looking to hit the road on that great big adventure, The Big Lap. But preparing for a drive around the country should involve more than packing the van and waving goodbye to the neighbours, so here are some tips on planning your adventure.

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Natural Navigation Techniques

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Natural Navigation Techniques

No matter how well you prepare for your adventures, it's a simple matter of probability that if you go on enough trips, you'll eventually find yourself up a creek without a compass. At that point, you'll be kicking yourself if you don't know a few basic tricks for natural navigation. 

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Early Overlanders – Edward John Eyre

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Early Overlanders – Edward John Eyre

Before there were Great Desert Tracks there were explorers who headed into the vast unknown of Australia's interior, discovering what lay beyond through courageous feats of navigation. We delve back in time to when stockman Edward John Eyre decided to become an explorer, navigating his way to the middle of Australia.

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The Importance of Outback Communications

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The Importance of Outback Communications
Travelling the outback can throw up all sorts of unexpected situations and being able to communicate with others is extremely important. Whether it’s to get in touch with the RFDS, family or friends in emergency situations, when you’re in areas beyond the reach of mobile communications, an alternative is required.

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