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    Re: Status of Celestial Nav in 2015
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2015 Mar 04, 19:06 -0600
    Sam was happy with a 9 mile fix. 

    Tom Sult, MD
    Author: JUST BE WELL
    justbewell.info

    On Mar 4, 2015, at 18:46, Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com> wrote:

    Alex,

    Sam Willis used celestial navigation on his trip down the Grand Canyon last summer. See link to BBC show that has Sam making observations using an artificial horizon.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2f1pxg

    Geoffrey Kolbe posted several years back on his North African desert celestial navigation using a bubble octant. 

    http://geoffrey-kolbe.com/C-Nav/index.htm

    Greg Rudzinski

    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2015 Mar 4, 22:00 +0000

     

    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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