Obstacle negotiation

It is usually desirable to dodge around obstacles and make best use of open routes through scrub and timber and then reposition yourself on your original course within a short distance. One way to do this is to identify a distinctive feature on course a few hundred metres ahead and then walk to it by the easiest route. The same procedure applies for travelling in flat, featureless country. If a large deviation is required and there is no obvious distinctive feature to aim for, you may need to use your compass and pace count around the obstacle.