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    Woodsman rik_uk3's Avatar
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    take a look at Ray Mears, he's done a good bit in the jungle.

    Richard
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    I know I am free some time in October, I will be more than happy to come and show you how to do it all in person. If you let me know when you have booked my flight and booked my accommodation I will be more than happy to come and teach you.

    Always happy to help

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    Natural Born Bushcrafter Woody's Avatar
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    For quick and free maps of your area just print off here:

    https://www.bing.com/maps/?q=Malaysi...89491723387279



    Silva compasses are fairly priced and carry simple but effective instructions...
    Here is the YouTube version of it:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4O8DmkAC2wI


    As Fishyfolk said earlier, map + compass are best combined , both useful but better together.

    Just don't go wondering off into the jungle without telling anyone where , when and estimated time of arrival.

    Prepare , practice and then prepare and practice some more...
    Start small and local before heading out!

    Take care

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    Natural Born Bushcrafter Woody's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by David_JAFO View Post
    hello,
    I know from the BCUSA forum there are a few Bushcrafters, campers & hikers in Malaysia.
    regards
    David
    There's also Sepuh crafts and a few Orang Asli still out in Gombak forest too ...

    http://www.sepuh-crafts.com/

    In this article you have contact details if you are near...

    http://www.junglecraft.com.my/index....of-the-jungle/

    It sounds like the perfect place to volunteer for your high school holidays ...


    Last edited by Woody; 08-08-2016 at 08:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    There's also Sepuh crafts and a few Orang Asli still out in Gombak forest too ...

    http://www.sepuh-crafts.com/

    In this article you have contact details if you are near...

    http://www.junglecraft.com.my/index....of-the-jungle/

    It sounds like the perfect place to volunteer for your high school holidays ...


    It seems to be posted quite some time ago. I could give a shot contacting them though.

    I got a very simple compass, however, I have trouble measuring my pace. I think I should just use the scientific method for measurement. :P

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    +1 for Junglecrafty (his YT name). I haven't seen anyone as thorough as him for jungle skills and knowledge. I really enjoy his vids...he's very down-to-Earth, no macho-guru.
    My blog, New England Bushcraft

    "Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
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    "Be prepared, not scared."
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    I while back I wrote up Map and Compass techniques for a hunting forum I belong to.
    These are techniques that work in the bush and mountains of NZ, you might need to see which of them are applicable to your situation. Here in NZ for example by in large we have distinctive mountain tops etc that provide ample opportunities to get fairly accurate bearings to. This can be more problematic in areas of thick bush [or jungle] with more indistinct rolling country.
    Hopefully you will find something of use ... http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaB...num=1439151176

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