"[This] simply written, informative book should be required reading for anyone heading out to unfamiliar terrain... The chapter on teaching your children to stay found is worth the price of the book." -- Salem Statesman Journal "Staying Found gives you all the information you'll need to be an expert orienteer. Learn to use a compass, find True North, read and use maps, and mark your trail, all invaluable knowledge for the day hiker or trail backpack... Best of all, you don't have to fret if you've read the book but forgotten a tip. It's small and light enough to be a valuable addition to your pack." -- Erie Times-News
Within this handbook you'll find crutial information on:
* Reading Maps
* Determining true directions
* Following bearings, backbearings, and baselines
* Using nature as a guide
* Teaching kids to "stay found"
* Coping if you are really lost
|Publisher:||Mountaineers Books, The|
|Edition description:||2nd ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.34(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.43(d)|
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The Barnes & Noble Review
This tried-and-true guide teaches practical skills for navigating in the wilderness: reading maps; determining "true" directions; following bearings, backbearings, and baselines; using nature as a guide; teaching kids to "stay found"; and coping if you are really lost.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great tips on how to navigate in the woods with or without a compass. Easy to read and simple without complexity. I am a boater and use a compass for dead reckoning and costal navigation. I still learned much from Fleming.
I purchased this book while visiting a BLM office during a backpacking trip in Utah. I did not need the book, but I occasionally purchase books on navigation for different perspectives on the subject. I was disappointed with the superficial information and lack of guidance a beginner would encounter.