Sunday, July 13, 2008

Map and compass

I have been brushing up on my map and compass backcountry navigation skills lately. This skill, I believe is in the top three skills in any woodscrafter, hunter, hiker, fisherman, bushcrafter, etc., should know.

Here are some good sites:

Backcountry Navigation

USGS Site

Great full fledged lesson on land nav

Orienteering is fun. Here's how to do it.

Youtube video making life with a compass easier to understand!

Navigation with a compass and a map is easy. It is a few simple bits and pieces of information and skills, thats all. The more you do it, the more you think about it, the easier and more intuitive it is.

So get out there!

2 comments:

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Excellent links . . . I have been studying for my guides test so this was a helpful review!

backcountrybowhunter said...

Good luck with the testing! That is an elite group.