Be Expert with Map and Compass

Be Expert with Map and Compass Author Bjorn Kjellstrom
ISBN-10 0470508582
Year 2009-11-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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. Explains basic map and compass skills clearly Fully updated edition, including information on GPS Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources Features a fresh, rugged design Ideal book for beginners If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

Be Expert With Map and Compass

Be Expert With Map and Compass Author Bjorn Kjellstrom
ISBN-10 9781447493075
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher Read Books Ltd
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Staying Found

Staying Found Author June Fleming
ISBN-10 0898867851
Year 2001
Pages 157
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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-- Features many new charts and illustrations -- New contact information for purchasing maps in the U.S. and Canada This tried-and-true guide teaches practical skills for navigating in the wilderness: reading maps; determining "true" directions following

Wilderness Navigation

Wilderness Navigation Author Bob Burns
ISBN-10 9781594859465
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Mountaineers Books
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CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • Goodreads.com 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

Land Navigation Handbook

Land Navigation Handbook Author W. S. Kals
ISBN-10 0871563312
Year 1983
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher
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Explains how to use a compass and a topographic map to stay on course and measure distances while hiking in wilderness areas

Finding Your Way Without Map Or Compass

Finding Your Way Without Map Or Compass Author Harold Gatty
ISBN-10 048640613X
Year 1998-12
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Shows how to determine locations in the wilderness, in a desert, in snow-covered areas, and on the ocean, applying methods used by aboriginal peoples and early explorers

Using a Map and Compass

Using a Map and Compass Author Don Geary
ISBN-10 081172591X
Year 1995
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher Stackpole Books
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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.

Wilderness Navigation Handbook

Wilderness Navigation Handbook Author Fred Touche
ISBN-10 0973252707
Year 2005
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Touche Publishing
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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.

The Essential Wilderness Navigator How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors Second Edition

The Essential Wilderness Navigator  How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors  Second Edition Author David Seidman
ISBN-10 9780071542890
Year 2001-01-18
Pages 173
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Professional
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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.

Prepper s Survival Navigation

Prepper s Survival Navigation Author Walter Glen Martin
ISBN-10 9781612437040
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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An easy-to-understand primer on time-tested navigation techniques that work when your GPS fails When disaster strikes and your GPS is useless, ancient navigation techniques will ensure your survival. With this book, you can easily travel through even the farthest, remotest places. Utilizing tips from US Army manuals and lifelong wilderness experts, you’ll learn lifesaving navigation techniques, including how to: • Orient yourself using a topographical map • Find north using a compass, shadows and stars • Calculate distance using landmarks and pace count • Navigate unfamiliar terrain using dead reckoning • Travel in low visibility with a navigator and point person • Use landscape features to pinpoint location This definitive guide to terrain navigation also teaches you essential survival skills like fire craft, water procurement and shelter making.

Advanced Bushcraft

Advanced Bushcraft Author Dave Canterbury
ISBN-10 9781440587979
Year 2015-07-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury! In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury's expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness. Whether you're eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, Advanced Bushcraft will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level.

The Writer s Compass

The Writer s Compass Author Nancy Ellen Dodd
ISBN-10 9781599631998
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher F+W Media, Inc.
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MAP OUT YOUR IDEA AND FINISH YOUR STORY IN 7 STAGES! How do you tell the story you want to tell and capture your audience’s heart? Regardless of genre or format, to tell your story effectively you must fi rst sort through all the ideas you’ve been toying with—organize them, whip them into shape, and turn them into great writing. The Writer’s Compass is here to show you the way. This guide to better writing teaches you to visualize your story’s progress by creating a story map that helps you see all the different components of your story, where these components are going, and, perhaps most importantly, what key components are missing. You’ll learn to: • develop your ideas into a fi nished story by working through your writing in 7 thoughtful stages • evaluate and improve your work by mapping out your story’s progress and structure • assess your story’s strengths and weaknesses so you can write the story you want to tell Whether you’re writing a novel, a short story, a play, or a screenplay, the 7 stage approach of The Writers Compass allows you to focus on one aspect of your story at a time—including forming and developing ideas, building strong structures, creating vibrant characters, and structuring scenes and transitions. The path of a writer isn’t always easy. Let The Writer’s Compass be your north star by simplifying a wealth of writing advice into easily applicable concepts that will help you improve your craft.

Map and Compass

Map and Compass Author Pete Hawkins
ISBN-10 9781852843946
Year 2003
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Cicerone Press Limited
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Guide to the art of navigation from map and compass to GPS. For complete novices and experienced hillwalkers. Explains the different tools available to help you find your way. Fully illustrated with the author?s own photographs and OS and other mapping. Appendices outlining further practice techniques and useful sources of information.