Forks are defined as places where the road splits familiar and easily recognizable.
Forest King Zine and/or merges to form new roadpaths. Forks are
2011 May 11 Issue especially helpful in terrain navigation since forks During terrain navigation, one must constantly be
determine the course followed (unless, of course, on the lookout for these objects. Also, one must
Published every week by International Rivers And Forests one is a trailblazer, in which case this tutorial will watch out for bears, boars, hogs (and not of the
BBS Incorporated, starting this week. be utterly worthless to you). Forks can also be motorcycle kind!), tigers (in certain areas), and
treacherous if one does not pay attention and other predatory animals that might pose a threat to
Publisher: Nate Zhang memorize all forks taken and which forked paths one's life. Also, if the purpose of navigating by
Editors: Nate Zhang, et al. were ignored. terrain is to hunt and/or track, then one must be
Ed. in Chief: none ready to take down animals collateral to the animal
hunted/tracked, if one is in danger. But caution
TOC must be taken not to harm endangered animals,
1. Terrain Navigation Tutorial (Part One) Branches in the road are defined as any fallen as one can face serious jailtime if they are harmed
2. Astronavigation Tutorial (Short Version) branches and/or logs that blockade the path. or shot.
3. I Care- I’m Human Branches are important, but one must keep in
4. Request for the weekly cartoon mind that small branches, and even some large Terrain navigation is essential to all outdoors-folk.
5. Advertisers Welcome! ones, are transient and may be removed when Do not leave home without mastering this skill!
6. Novenas Welcome! one is returning. This might lead to confusion and
7. Trail Maps (SHOULD) go here... in some cases will exacerbate the "lost in the Astronavigation Tutorial (Short)
woods" situation. Astronavigation is the use of the stars and other
Terrain Navigation Tutorial (Part 1) celestial bodies to navigate one's craft.
Originally written on Keyi Sanctuary back in Waterways are defined as rivers, creeks, streams, Traditionally used (and often, when technology
2006-2007, reprinted here with the author's and other landmarks involving bodies of water fails, still used) by mariners and other captains
permission. flowing with velocity. Waterways are important, and crew of seafaring vessels, astronavigation is
and generally change course over a timespan of very popular as a skill among boaters, and
Part One. centuries, thus they are more essential to terrain increasingly popular among members of the
In terrain navigation, one must always watch the navigation than are branches in the road. general population, such as amateur astronomers
local paths for forks, branches in the road, and/or and hikers whom fail or forget to carry along a
waterways and other landmarks that will help in Other landmarks are defined as rocks, ditches, compass.
retracing one's steps in case of sudden "lost in the foxholes, and in rare occasions, crashed aircraft.
woods" situations. Landmarks are important because they can help In order to complete this tutorial lesson, you need
re-orient a "lost in the woods" hiker, if they are all of the following:
and survivors of recent tragedies and
catastrophes, both natural and manmade, such as P.S. - short link created at Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/leHch7
1 A clear, night sky with stars and the Japan tsunami, the Haitian and Chilean
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In order to astronavigate, you need to be able to for my fellow humankind. I do this because I am I can support paying and employing a staff of
find Orion, the largest constellation in the night human, and humanity comes with responsibility. I cartoonists to make this zine better!
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Anytime you need to navigate, use this method to when you pray or meditate. with the exception of Public Domain comics, will
spot Polaris, calculate or check the time and be thrown into the trash without second
cross-reference with a starchart, and you should consideration.
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