The Lo-Tech Navigator is an entertaining and practical book for those who wish to be less dependent on GPS and electronics. Through a variety of illustrated projects, you can learn to make traditional navigation instruments and explore some unusual and long forgotten techniques.
Tony Crowley explains how to: detect sea currents using a kettle; find latitude and longitude by the Pole Star; take sun sights with a cassette holder, find your position through origami, navigate with the aid of poetry, make a compass from a tin lid, self-steer with a tiller sail, search for buried and discover the magic of 6.
Tony Crowley, a former merchant navy officer, learned to sail as a boy in Egypt using an abandoned seaplane float. He is the author of The Sailing Quiz Book and various magazine and journal articles, in Britain and the USA, on emergency and traditional navigation.