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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
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.
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.
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.
Explains how to use a compass and a topographic map to stay on course and measure distances while hiking in wilderness areas
Bjorn Kjellstrom offers an introduction to basic orienteering skills with this guide. Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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