MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CAMPSITE WITH THESE EASY TIPS.
ORIENTATION sounds like something you did at school or in Scouts. Finding your way through unfamiliar terrain (like the bush or your new grade-five classroom), and adapting to new ways of doing things and trying not to look too stupid while you muddle your way through.
Funnily enough, we orientate our trusty four-wheel drives every time we hop into it – whether we’re simply driving to the shops or navigating a new stretch of bush. Many of us have hardand-fast opinions about how best to orientate our rigs in different situations. For example, the pros and cons of nose-to-kerb or rear-to-kerb parking.
Vehicle positioning is more than simply the approach you take to a boghole or ascent. After all, at the end of a good day behind the wheel, do you simply stop and turn off the ignition before making camp? Probably not.
We thought we’d explain why vehicle orientation can make a real difference around camp. You may find you practise some of these techniques already; others you might not have even thought about.