Be Expert with Map and Compass
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 10, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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.
If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StrokeBoy - LibraryThing
If you want to learn how to use a map and compas get this book. The instructions are clear, concise and there are many tips for the novice. Read full review
What great reading. This book was recommended to me by the local search and rescue team. They use it in their yearly training. Pick one up soon! Read full review
Part 1 DISCOVERY Fun with Maps Alone
Part 2 EXPLORATION Fun with the Compass
Part 3 ADVENTURE Fun with Map and Compass
Part 4 CHALLENGE Competitive Orienteering
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