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Using a Map and Compass

Author : Don Geary
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Guide to safe exploration of the wilderness, with instructions for using a compass, reading maps, planning an outing, navagating in the field, and understanding the weather.

Map and Compass

Author : Cliff Jacobson
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Describes different types of maps, introduces the basic skills of map reading, and looks at how compasses are used in conjunction with maps

Wilderness Navigation

Author : Bob Burns
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CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!) • Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook: • Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, “skills check” mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end • Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers • Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings) • Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on a “smart” phones (along with a description of their limitations) • Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques • Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information

Staying Found

Author : June Fleming
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-- Features many new charts and illustrations -- New contact information for purchasing maps in the U.S. and Canada This tried-and-true guide teaches practical skills for navigating in the wilderness: reading maps; determining "true" directions following

The Basic Essentials of Map and Compass

Author : Cliff Jacobson
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Describes different types of maps, introduces the basic skills of map reading, and looks at how compasses are used in conjunction with maps.

Map and Compass

Author : Pete Hawkins
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This comprehensive guidebook to navigation with a map and compass, but also with advice about using GPS and digital mapping systems, aims to help readers make the most of their outdoor experiences by learning how to use the map compass correctly. The techniques described will give readers the freedom to get away from the crowds, invent their own routes and discover new areas, even where the GPS fails. Chapters cover understanding a map, features, grid refs, contours; planning walks carefully; taking bearings, walking with a compass; timing, pacing and other techniques; what to do when you get lost and in poor visibility or darkness; navigating abroad and GPS and other digital technology. Packed with useful practical exercises and examples. Written by an experienced navigation trainer.

Be Expert with Map and Compass

Author : Bjorn Kjellstrom
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The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world. Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness. Explains basic map and compass skills clearly Fully updated edition, including information on GPS Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources Features a fresh, rugged design Ideal book for beginners If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

Basic Illustrated Map and Compass

Author : Cliff Jacobson
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BASIC ILLUSTRATED MAP AND COMPASS Wilderness guide Cliff Jacobson created the map and compass curriculum for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and here he shows easy-to-follow steps on choosing a compass, reading contour lines and other map features, using them in concert with a GPS receiver, plotting a course in the wilderness, navigating at night by the stars, and much more.

Outward Bound Map and Compass Handbook

Author : Glenn Randall
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Long recognized as one of the seminal volumes on the fundamentals of map, compass, and altimeter route finding, this new edition of Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook features practical advice on choosing the right compass, reading and using topographical maps, using an altimeter to pinpoint your position, and mastering GPS. It also helps you steer clear of the most common route-finding errors and passes on an array of tips drawn from author Glenn Randall’s rich store of experience in the wild. Whether you are looking for a beginner course on outdoor navigation or want to sharpen your skills before heading back into the wilderness, the fourth edition of Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook will prove invaluable.

Land Navigation Handbook

Author : W. S. Kals
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Explains how to use a compass and a topographic map to stay on course and measure distances while hiking in wilderness areas

Orienteering

Author : Steven Boga
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Map and compass reading, programs and courses, skills quizzes and exercises, conditioning and nutrition advice, and rules for competitors.

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Author : Harold Gatty
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Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.

Squiggly Lines

Author : Mark Lattanzi
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Want to learn how to hike in the woods and not get lost? Or perhaps you want to compete in a local orienteering event? Maybe you aspire to do the 10-day Eco-Challenge race? Squiggly Lines is a full-color book about map and compass navigation with a focus on adventure racing. The book is almost 300 pages and has over 150 example maps and figures and almost 100 navigation exercises. You will learn: to read and understand topo(graphic) and other maps to use a compass to locate yourself in the wild to take and follow a compass bearing to a particular destination Plus, Squiggly Lines has some great adventure race stories from around the globe by its author. Reading Squiggly Lines may not prevent you from getting lost, but it will certainly help you find yourself!

Outward Bound Map Compass Handbook Revised

Author : Glenn Randall
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Long recognized as one of the seminal volumes on the fundamentals of map, compass, and altimeter route finding, Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook now includes the latest information on GPS receivers, complete with all new color illustrations. This concise guide features practical advice on choosing the right compass, reading and using topographical maps, using an altimeter to pinpoint your position, and mastering GPS. It also helps you steer clear of the most common route-finding errors and passes on an array of tips drawn from author Glenn Randall’s rich store of experience in the wild. Whether you are looking for a beginner course on outdoor navigation or want to sharpen your skills before heading back into the wilderness, the third edition of Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook will prove invaluable.

The Spur Book of Map and Compass

Author : Terence Henry Charles Brown
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Navigation for Dummies

Author : Nathan Craig
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Navigation For Dummies: 30-Minute Guide On Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use And Advanced Navigation Methods In The Wilderness Many people love the outdoors but often fail to consider what may happen if they become lost in the wilderness. It is one of those things that most people assume happens to others and could never happen to them. However, it can and does happen to anyone. A simple wrong turn, a heavy fog, or even a panicked run from a dangerous animal can all leave you lost and wondering which direction you need to move in to make it safely home. Complications often arise as night starts to arrive and you need to have a shelter as well as finding food and drink. It is essential to tackle all issues after a good night's rest and, preferably, on a full stomach. This will ensure you are thinking straight. There are a variety of methods which can be used to help you navigate your way back to civilization; many of these are detailed in this book although there are always more options. The main topics covered include: The use of GPS to aid walking and why they cannot always be relied on. How to navigate with a map and compass. How to navigate without any aids; by using the natural methods. Download your E book "Navigation For Dummies: 30-Minute Guide On Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use And Advanced Navigation Methods In The Wilderness" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!

How to Find Your Way with Your Map and Your Compass

Author : D H. Rawson
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Route Finding

Author : Gregory Crouch
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Explains map reading, land navigation, and route finding techniques

Land Navigation

Author : Wally Keay
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Prepper s Survival Navigation

Author : Walter Glen Martin
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An easy-to-understand primer on time-tested navigation techniques that work when your GPS fails When disaster strikes and your GPS is useless, ancient navigation techniques will ensure your survival. With this book, you can easily travel through even the farthest, remotest places. Utilizing tips from US Army manuals and lifelong wilderness experts, you’ll learn lifesaving navigation techniques, including how to: • Orient yourself using a topographical map • Find north using a compass, shadows and stars • Calculate distance using landmarks and pace count • Navigate unfamiliar terrain using dead reckoning • Travel in low visibility with a navigator and point person • Use landscape features to pinpoint location This definitive guide to terrain navigation also teaches you essential survival skills like fire craft, water procurement and shelter making.