May 26th, 2016
Episode 744 of 943 episodes
What skills have we lost when modern technology substitutes for our innate ability to find our own way? John Huth teaches courses in 'primitive navigation' and argues that we're all capable of learning techniques to find our way – from the most simple to the most sophisticated skills – it just takes practice. His new book uncovers all sorts of ways to navigate using natural phenomena – like reading the stars, the wind and the waves, in the manner of the Vikings or Arab Traders.