NOLS Wilderness Navigation: 2nd Edition

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  • 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, including smartphones and iPads for navigation, new emergency communication technology...
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Overview

  • 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, including smartphones and iPads for navigation, new emergency communication technology (such as SPOT), and solar power
  • Updated and new illustrations by Jon Cox
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811710947
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: NOLS Library
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 697,033
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Darran Wells is a senior NOLS Instructor and Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education & Leadership at Central Wyoming College. He is also an officer for Fremont County Search and Rescue and an avid mountain biker, climber, and backcountry skier. He lives in central Wyoming.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Map Reading and Terrain Association 1

Chapter 2 Using a Compass 31

Chapter 3 Planning and Following a Route 66

Chapter 4 Altimeters 91

Chapter 5 Coordinate Systems 100

Chapter 6 GPS 116

Chapter 7 Lost in the Wilderness 133

Chapter 8 Digital Maps, Smartphone Apps, and Portable Power 151

Chapter 9 Competitive Navigation 172

Afterword 180

Appendix A Where to Find Maps 183

Appendix B Websites 184

Appendix C Suggested Reading 185

Index 186

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