Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS

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Mountaineers Books, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 141 pages
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A classic handbook for learning to navigate--extensively updated to include the newest trends and devices. *GPS chapter completely updated to reflect newer models and features of receivers now available *Expanded to include a section on routefinding on glaciers, along with additional information on changing declination *Extensive illustrated examples of orientation and navigation Proceed with confidence when heading off-road or off-trail with the 2nd edition of Wilderness Navigation. Whether you are climbing a glacier, orienteering in the backcountry, or on an easy day hike, Mike and Bob Burns cover all the latest technology and time-tested methods to help you learn to navigate--from how to read a map to compasses and geomagnetism.

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Review: Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS

User Review  - Michael Lawrie - Goodreads

Thought this book was great. It was difficult to get into at first and without hands-on experience I was a little lost. After my map & compass workshop, though, everything is making sense and the book ... Read full review

Review: Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS

User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

I liked this a little more than "Basic Essentials Map & Compass" by Cliff Jacobson though both were well written and helpful Read full review

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Bob Burns is a long-time member of The Mountaineers. He has taught classes in the use of map and compass since the late 1970s. Mike Burns is an avid climber. He has instructed climbing and navigation classes, and written articles for Climbing magazine.

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