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Map & Compass 3: Real World Practice

CAN I PRACTICE MY MAP & COMPASS SKILLS?

Now that you’ve attended the beginner and intermediate map & compass skills courses, you’re ready to take your knowledge to the field!

We’ll bring our map and compass and traverse over land, go around hazards and obstacles, and return to our starting point. You’ll learn how to document your journey, recording direction, characteristics, time, and distances.

During our journey, we’ll find our line of position, triangulate our position and use return route strategies to help us find our way back. We’ll also discuss how to get yourself “un-lost” if you find yourself in a pinch. If time permits, we’ll discuss natural wayfinding methods.

Total fun, and greatly increases your map & compass confidence. Be sure to wear proper clothing, shoes, and items to keep the bugs away. Bring water, snacks, a small notebook, a pen, and your compass.

What You'll Learn:

Documentation Setup Map & Compass "Unlost" Strategies Natural Wayfinding Fun Fact Discussions While We Journey
Identify Details You Need To Track How To Setup Lines Of Direction Walking Squares And Maze Sunrise Angles Nautical Miles In Relation Latitude & Longitude
Finding Your Line Of Position Tree Line And Mountain Top Know When North Star Is True Seasonal Tilt Of The Sun
Finding Your Location Via Triangulation Finding East/West Via Shadows Atmospheric Refraction
Finding Your Way Back Roundabout Course Nighttime Clues Earth Oscillations
How To use Wind, Waves & Snow To Assist With Wayfinding Sundials, GMT and Your Watch


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