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.
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
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.
Author: Walter Glen Martin
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Release Date: 2017-05-02
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.
Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Release Date: 2001-01-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation
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.
• 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.
Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Wilderness Navigation: (FREE Bonus Included) 15 Proven Tips To Get Yourself Out And To Find Your Way Without GPS With the help of a map, compass, and natural navigation, you can find your own way in the wilderness. In the wilderness, your GPS system or cellular will not work. You can manage this situation with the help of manual items. With the help of this book, you will learn the ways to read a map and use your own compass to find your locations. This book is designed to assist you and it is really essential to learn these skills. We will help you to get food and first aid to survive in the wilderness. There are a few tips to read your own map and find your location. This book can increase your survival chances in the wilderness. Read this book and find out: Tips to Read a Map Tips to Make Your Own Compass Find Ways via Natural Navigation How to Send Signals to Call Someone for Help Tip to Get Food and First Aid in the Wilderness to Survive Download your E book "Wilderness Navigation: 15 Proven Tips To Get Yourself Out And To Find Your Way Without GPS" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
Author: John Edward Huth
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Explains a process of navigation that relies on natural phenomenon and describes techniques followed by ancient people involving the Sun, Moon, tides, currents, wind, and the horizon that can be used to determine direction and ensure arrival at a safe destination.
Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Survival Navigation: (FREE Bonus Included) 20 Lessons of Navigation in The Wild to Find the Way without GPS If you want to survive in the wilderness, it is important to learn how to navigate in a new place. You should learn how to find your location with the help of a map, compass, star, the sun and other natural signals. It can be difficult to read maps because there are lots of things to consider. You should learn to read maps to find your way with the help of maps. You should learn to find your way without your smartphone and GPS system. With the help of lessons given in this book, you can find ways to communicate with others in the absence of smartphone and find the means without GPS. This book offers: Communication Devices in the Absence of Cell Phone Tips to Read Maps Lessons to Navigate with Ham Radio Get Advantage of Sun and Stars Follow Trails and Road Navigation Download your E book "Survival Navigation: 20 Lessons of Navigation in The Wild to Find the Way without GPS" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Survival Navigation: (FREE Bonus Included) 20 Lessons How to Find the Way without GPS If you want to survive in the wilderness, it is important to learn how to navigate in a new place. You should learn how to find your location with the help of a map, compass, star, the sun and other natural signals. It can be difficult to read maps because there are lots of things to consider. You should learn to read maps to find your way with the help of maps. You should learn to find your way without your smartphone and GPS system. With the help of lessons given in this book, you can find ways to communicate with others in the absence of smartphone and find the means without GPS. This book offers: Communication Devices in the Absence of Cell Phone Tips to Read Maps Lessons to Navigate with Ham Radio Get Advantage of Sun and Stars Follow Trails and Road Navigation Download your E book "Survival Navigation: 20 Lessons How to Find the Way without GPS" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
Author: Bjorn Kjellstrom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
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.
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-04-30
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