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I don't believe such an easy method exists you can keep in your head and calculate. The position of the moon relative to you depends on accurate knowledge of the phase of the moon, time of day, and latitude and longitude of where you are, and those interact in a nonlinear manner. Your original claim isn't even true in all places. The moons rotation is ...
Yes, you can. I have managed to trek long upto a week with a set of satellite images. For that, I needed some skill in orientation, tracing down a trail and then setting the position in accordance with the satellite image. It does require skills in Navigation because, in most of the cases where people complain about Satellite Images not being good enough, ...
Identifying peaks using a topo map may be difficult, because you need to reconstruct the 3D landscape in your head and decide which mountains are hidden behind others. So you can fly to the top of your mountain in Google Earth and adjust the tilt to see the panoramic view. This way you get a view, which is very similar to what you'll see in person. Than (or ...
Depending on the terrain, a map is often very usable even without a compass or a GPS. If the terrain is anything-but-flat you can generally use the contours of the terrain to orient the map correctly. "Walk down this valley until it branches, then head for the mountain aproximately 30 degrees west." doesn't require a compass. Learn to read contour-lines on ...
What you mean is called "Orientierungslauf" or in short "OL" in Germany. There are some events, but it is best you get in touch with some organizers over there perhaps using this list of upcoming orienteering marches. In my experience the events of this kind which are not highly popular are mostly not (yet) present on the internet. It's "popular" around ...
I think you can safely take any undocumented variation of a white-red marking to mean this is the right way, unless it's clearly a cross: Red-white-red markings below the Scatta Minoia, between Alpe Devero and Pomatt, near Domodossola, Italy. It is my impression that in Italy one sees whatever the painters felt like (I've seen white-red, white-red-white, ...
Maybe you will find the PeakFinder applications for iOS helpful. There is another app that works with augmented reality. Check peaks-app.ch. Let us now if one of the apps helped. I recently used the SwissPeaks application and found it helpful. But without internet connection you're lost.
There's a german organization their website can be found here -> http://www.orientierungslauf.de/ Best you ask them for further informations, best you contact one of these guys -> http://fv.orientierungslauf.de/kontakt.html
There is a lot of crazy signage where you have to guess what it means. Some is old and messy, I've noticed that they have been cleaning it up and redoing lots of it. With small and neat signs. Sometimes you've got to guess and look for other signage.
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