In the past on walks in Australia, I have sometimes taken smaller scale maps, like 1:250,000, for the purpose of being able to ID features (mountains, ranges) in the distance (not for nav, just for interest sake), and also for escape routes. You can add more features or notes to the 1:250k maps, if you want, ie key intersections, etc, though in SA I find that they have plenty of the features required anyway.
South Australians use 1:50k maps almost exclusively for bushwalking navigation. Our Heysen Trail comes in 2 A5 guide books with strip maps aswell at 1:50k scale, so I know the pain of not being able to see/nav off the map.
Alternatively you can make notes on the edges of your strip maps (if not already there), with appx directions and distances to features or escape routes. Eg Mountain Peak MN132, 5.2km from Big Peak. Or Rocky town-follow rd for 5km, then bakers rd for 2km on left.
you get the picture. This can take some serious effort and pre-planning and thinking ahead though.