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The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of studentsMap 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 endUpdated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receiversUpdated 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 techniquesRecommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information

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Wilderness NavWilderness Nav


Skills necessary for safe and enjoyable wilderness travel

Where am I? How far is it to my destination? Will I be able to find my way back? This book shows you how to use orientation and navigation to answer these most frequently asked questions in wilderness travel. By the time you finish reading this guide, you will have a good handle on the tools of navigation and the proven techniques of top-notch navigators, who have acquired their skills through years of roaming—and being lost in—the wilderness. You will have the basic knowledge to head into the wilds, work out the way to your destination, and, most importantly, find your way home.

-Bob and Mike Burns

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mountaineers Books; 3rd edition (February 24, 2015)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1594859450
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1594859458
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.6 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches

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