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    Re: Status of Celestial Nav in 2015
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2015 Mar 4, 17:19 -0600
    Maybe this is a little aside the question, but at Celestaire we have always had two projects in mind, and canvassed many people who have agree with the ideas. 1. To institute a celestial navigation merit badge for the boy scouts (or sea scouts) and I guess for PC I should add girl scouts.  They already have a Pathfinding badge, and an Astronomy badge.  This adds the two together with a little math.  The point here is that everyone I have ever talked to thought it was a good idea. We even got Davis Instruments to promise to produce a special BSA Mark 3 version. 2.  Having talked to many vendors and retailers in the Outdoor Industry, I had high agreement that a Louis & Clark kit would be a good seller, and better yet bolster outdoor activities because it gives one one more thing to do while hiking.  Unfortunately time has marched on and left these projects undone, and I am getting too old to take on extra work. If anyone wants to try these things Celestaire would be happy to assist.
    Ken
    On Mar 4, 2015, at 4:31 PM, Alexandre Eremenko wrote:


    
    
    Greg,
    
    you wrote:
    
    
    
    > I would add remote wilderness travelers to the list of those that might find celestial navigation a useful back-up to GPS.
    
    > A plastic sextant such as the Davis MK 3 wouldn't add much weight to the pack.
    
    
    
    You would add this to the the question or this is a part of an answer?
    
    
    
    Do you know any people traveling in remote wilderness (on land) who are
    
    using Cel nav, or carry sextants, almanacs, etc.?
    
    
    
    I have never heard of such people in modern times.
    
    
    
    Alex.
    
    

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