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That looks interesting and I really liked the opening quote by Pirsig. I read the entire introduction. I wonder why he believes there was some ancient ability of navigation that is lost.
It seems since there were no maps that navigation would've been done more or less in a wandering manner where the traveler is interested in a destination that is better than her present location and that is it. In that case it would seem that there was no intended or specific direction but just a wandering until things got better. However, maybe the ancients did have a way of determining that they weren't going in circles.
Were you able to successfully understand natural navigation techniques from the book?
I think that with modern technology a lot of the old ways of navigation have been lost. The fur trappers were the first non natives to dicover the west. I don't think they had maps, it was passed word of mouth. When fur got scarce they moved to other areas. Some of it they got from natives but a lot was just wandering.
I found the book to be mostly common sense, just observe things around you, where ever you are just use what's available.
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Which is a bit weak this season IMHO.
At least they are apparently dumping "conversation street" and the tent for Season 4, to concentrate on the bits they do well - going from A to B in silly ways / vehicles / hats.
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