The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation

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Hikers, backpackers, hunters, fishermen, paddlers -- anyone who spends serious time in the outdoors will benefit from The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation. Here is clear, concise, no-nonsense advice that gives you everything you need to move safely and confidently in the backcountry, whether you're heading out for a week, a day, or an afternoon. With comprehensive information on how to develop and sharpen map and compass skills, use and refine GPS techniques, and solid advice on surviving potentially ...
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Overview

Hikers, backpackers, hunters, fishermen, paddlers -- anyone who spends serious time in the outdoors will benefit from The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation. Here is clear, concise, no-nonsense advice that gives you everything you need to move safely and confidently in the backcountry, whether you're heading out for a week, a day, or an afternoon. With comprehensive information on how to develop and sharpen map and compass skills, use and refine GPS techniques, and solid advice on surviving potentially life-threatening situations, this is the one book you'll need no matter where you go, or when. The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation is an information-packed tool for the novice and an eminently useful reference for the seasoned outdoorsman. Whether you're planning a trip or searching for advice in the field, this is the one book you won't want to be without.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585744909
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 833,425
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Part I. Map & Compass
1 Maps--Getting Started 3
2 Easy Map Reading 17
3 Anatomy of the Compass 27
4 Navigation Basics 38
5 Tricks of the Trade 55
Part II. The Global Positioning System
Learning the Basics 68
6 Actually, It Is Rocket Science 69
7 Using and Troubleshooting Your GPS 77
8 A Receiver on Its Own 79
9 GPS and a Map--The Best of Both Worlds 82
10 On the Receiving End 90
11 GPS Dick Tracy Style 107
Part III. Survival
Be Prepared 113
12 Making a Fire 114
13 Finding Water 121
14 Finding Food 127
15 Making a Survival Camp 137
16 Signaling for Help 145
17 Walking Out 150
18 Getting Out by River 157
Appendices
I Common U.S. Map Symbols 159
II GPS Resources 160
III Surface-to-Air Emergency Signals 161
IV Basic Survival Gear 163
V The Outdoor First-Aid Kit 167
VI Ten Steps to Survival 169
Glossaries
Common Map and Compass Terms 171
Common GPS Terms 174
Index 179
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