Basic Essentials: Map and Compass - 3rd Edition

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Basic Essentials: Map and Compass - 3rd Edition

Basic Essentials: Map and Compass - 3rd Edition

This handy packable guide provides important information for novices and veterans alike for navigation using a map and compass. Author: Cliff Jacobson. Softcover; 82 pages; black-and-white photographs and illustrations. The Globe Pequot Press; copyright 2007. This guide covers how to recognize and read the kinds of maps best suited for use with a compass. Includes a detailed section on understanding topographical map contours. Teaches you how to use the bar scale to measure horizontal distances. Gives recommended procedures for preparing your maps for use in the backcountry. Discusses the differences between compasses and helps you choose the most appropriate model for your needs. Learn to take bearings, adjust for declination and find a position using triangulation. Pick up handy tricks of the trade like navigating by the stars, river navigation and using your watch as a compass. Also discusses how your GPS unit can complement your map and compass.
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