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Finding Your Way Without Map Or Compass

Author : Harold Gatty
ISBN : 9780486318936
Genre : Travel
File Size : 87.87 MB
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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.
Category: Travel

Wilderness Navigation

Author : Bob Burns
ISBN : 9781594859465
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 29.24 MB
Format : PDF
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CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • 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
Category: Sports & Recreation

Wilderness Navigation Handbook

Author : Fred Touche
ISBN : 0973252707
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 28.86 MB
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Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation—a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant—this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination with each other to navigate any area. Factors that cause tools and techniques to fail are discussed, such as why an altimeter often shows the wrong elevation, a GPS position is sometimes off track, and the sun often points in an unexpected direction. Twenty-one real-life scenarios provide practical wisdom for even the most intrepid navigator. Specific information on using the moon for directions and the stars for position, measuring boiling water temperature for elevation, map projections, map datums, great circle routes, and the UTM/UPS grid system is included.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Essential Wilderness Navigator How To Find Your Way In The Great Outdoors Second Edition

Author : David Seidman
ISBN : 9780071542890
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 25.28 MB
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Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional ‘sixth sense,’ tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on a range of technological advances, this perennially popular guide is more indispensable than ever.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Nols Wilderness Navigation

Author : Darran Wells
ISBN : 9780811744553
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 52.67 MB
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• The National Outdoor Leadership School's official guide to finding your way in the wilderness • Covers all navigational techniques, from map and compass to GPS and gives instructions on taking bearings and planning routes on USGS maps • Up-to-date information on tools, equipment, and software For wilderness travelers, good navigation ability can mean the difference between a successful day hike and an unplanned overnight stay. Based on the curriculum of the National Outdoor Leadership School, NOLS Wilderness Navigation gives you the skills you need to confidently find your way on and off the trail. Included here are methods for orienting yourself by the sun and the stars alone, easy-to-follow explanations of map and compass techniques, and advice on using an altimeter. There's also a comprehensive section on using GPS technology-without becoming dependent on it. Exercises at the end of each chapter help readers gradually develop their skills and build their confidence.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Essential Wilderness Navigation

Author : Craig Caudill
ISBN : 1624147194
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 63.20 MB
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Top wilderness trainer and author, Craig Caudill, is back with his third wilderness book, this time partnering with fellow wilderness navigation instructor Tracy Trimble to teach readers how to safely find their way into and out of the woods. Land navigation remains an essential skill, even in the age of the GPS. Craig and Tracy have included real-life stories from search and rescue, backpacking, hunting and canoeing experiences where hikers had no navigation skill or were lost—all to help you avoid similar pitfalls. This practical, modern guide teaches anyone to become a true wilderness navigator by properly using the most reliable form and foundation of all navigation—a map and compass. It also details the use of GPS units and apps. Readers will learn to check themselves with natural navigation skills such as reading the day and night sky, flora and terrain. Aside from navigation, there are chapters dedicated to how to find the right gear for search and rescue, as well as chapters about law enforcement, hunters, paddlers and scout programs badge assistance. This fresh guide, like Craig’s other popular books, walks readers through common scenarios, practical exercises and troubleshooting ideas. It includes a bonus foldout map at the back that helps outdoorsmen learn their skills by experience. Readers will not want to miss out on this enjoyable and relevant guide to mastering this essential wilderness skill.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Finding Your Way

Author :
ISBN : 0478237987
Genre : Geographical perception
File Size : 74.33 MB
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Gives a simple explanation of the four main directions and tells how to use the Sun to determine direction. Teaches how to use a compass, the Sun, the stars, landmarks, and a map.
Category: Geographical perception