Be Expert with Map and Compass: The Complete Orienteering Handbook
ISBN: 0684142708
EAN13: 9780684142708
Language: English
Pages: 214
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 7.9" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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The classic map and compass navigation guide--revised for the age of GPS

Required reading for the beginner in map and compass work, as well as for those interested in serious orienteering. In simple, clear, concise terms the basics of map and compass work are described and illustrated.
-George T. Hamilton, Appalachia

GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions or physical obstructions. That's why basic map and compass skills remain essential for anyone who spends time outdoors today. This popular, easy-to-use handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Updated with current Web site information, photographs, and more, it covers traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together. It features:

  • Clear, concise instructions for using a map and compass effectively
  • Exercises to help you learn and practice your orienteering skills
  • An introduction to the basics of competitive orienteering
  • Useful references for fur ther information
  • Tips on using your GPS device in concert with map and compass techniques

If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this book will teach you the skills you need for safe outdoor navigation for hiking, hunting, or just for fun.

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