Wilderness Navigation Finding Your Way Using Map Compass

Wilderness Navigation Finding Your Way Using Map Compass
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Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS, 2nd Edition    By authors: Mike Burns, Bob Burns    Binding Information: Paperback  Pages: 144  Publisher: The Mountaineers Books  Publication date: 7/20/2004

GPS chapter completely updated to reflect newer models and features of GPS receivers now available Expanded to include a section on routefinding on glaciers, along with additional information on changing declination Extensive illustrated examples of orientation and navigation Proceed with confidence when heading off-road or off-trail with the second edition of Wilderness Navigation. Whether you are climbing a glacier, orienteering in the backcountry, or on an easy day hike, Mike and Bob Burns cover all the latest technology and time-tested methods to help you learn to navigate-from how to read a map to compasses and geomagnetism. Bob Burns is a long-time member of The Mountaineers. He has taught classes in the use of map and compass since the late 1970s. Mike Burns is an avid climber. He has instructed climbing and navigation classes, and written articles for Climbing magazine.

Part of the The Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series! Created for beginning-to-intermediate enthusiasts, this series includes everything anyone would need to know about staying safe and having fun in the backcountry.


Idaho Falls Post Register - October 26, 2004 Whether you like to hike in the backcountry or hunt Idaho's wild places, Wilderness Navigation is a great resource.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - October 26, 2004 If you're planning a wilderness excursion, swallow your pride and pick up Wilderness Navigation.
The Cascadian - December 8, 2004 A no-nonsense guide to backcountry navigation…This small book is packed with illustrations, maps, lists, and even contains several practice problems.
(Asheville, NC) Mountain Xpress - December 8, 2004 I am now avidly studying this most informative handbook. Its clear and abundantly illustrated explanations and exercises are teaching me…many other key navigational skills…On almost every page, there are practical voice-of-experience tips on how not to get lost.
Sweat magazine - December 8, 2004 Even if you've never held a compass or GPS, you'll have an idea of how they work after reading this brief guide. The Burns…explain why you should know how to use a map and compass not just depend on a GPS.
Lewiston (ID) Morning Tribune - January 5, 2005 An ideal book for those who aspire to travel with precision in the backcountry…essential reading for anyone who hopes to navigate safely in the backcountry.
Sequim Gazette - February 24, 2005 Getting lost in the wilderness is no picnic, but this text should improve the understanding of navigation techniques, lessening the likelihood of disastrous wanderings…This book tells you what you need to guide yourself safely and how to use it, but the rest is up to you.
Willoughby (OH) News-Herald - February 24, 2005 Covers all the basics…Provides the basic essentials for using a map and a compass as well as easy and practical techniques for using global positioning devices.
Reel News - May 4, 2005 An informative book on how to walk in the woods.
Outside Bozeman - April 1, 2005 Easy-to-understand instruction on map-reading and compass use. Review St. Paul Pioneer Press - June 28, 2005 Required reading for anyone who spends time in the outdoors with a map and compass.

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