Brooks-Range All-In-One Map Tool Pro
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I admit, most of the time, while in the U.S., I end up leaving this tool at home. I like to use it for trip planning as it is really handy for many aspects of the planning process. But once I am in the field, I can usually look around and glance at the map to sort out most everything I need to know.
But this tool really becomes useful while traveling. This August and September while traveling in Chile and Argentina, I used a huge variety of maps - of a wide range of qualities. Sometimes, it is just tough to paint the picture in your head. If you're used to looking at 15-minute maps, or 1:25000 scale, then ending up with some goofy scale with 80-meter contour intervals is really weird.
The All-in-One Map tool brings all maps to life. It's sort of like adding a third dimension. It is helpful when you're improvising in the field - lost, wandering, or rescuing. It weighs nothing, is really tough, and helpful in more ways than you can imagine.
Oh yeah, it's cheap. Get it.
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The Brooks-Range All-in-One Map Tool Pro contains all the UTM scales and slope indexes commonly used on backcountry topographic maps in the US, Alaska, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Japan. Ten distance scales located along the edges for use on almost any topo map, from 1:20,000 through 1:250,000. All scales but one in both miles (mi) and kilometers (km). Besides distance scales, this tool has ten slope indexes, and eight UTM scales. The compass rose is marked every degree in black, every 64 degrees in red and can double as an inclinometer.The All-in-One Map Tool Pro, measuring only 4 x 7 inches, easily slips into a shirt pocket. Thin but durable, this non-glare, flexible plastic material prevents broken corners or tearing in cold and severe conditions. All these features make the Brooks-Range Map Tool Pro as essential for orienteering as a map and compass.
Developed for professional guides. Includes scales in both km and miles for US, Alaska, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Europe.:1:20,000; 1:24,000; 1:25,000; 1:30,750; 1:50,000; 1:62,500; 1:63,360; 1:100,000; 1:125,000 and 1:250,000 (miles). Also contains ten slope indexes, compass rose and UTM readers. Measures 4” x 7.” Accurate within 1%.
- Vargo Outdoors
Navigate with accuracy and ease when you use the Brooks Range All-in-One Map Tool Pro, a durable 4 x 7-inch, plastic card containing scales for the US (including Alaska), Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Japan. Designed by mountaineering guides and cartographers, it complies with USGS standards and is accurate to 1/50th of an inch with 10 scales, 10 slope indexes, a compas rose, a universal transverse mercator (UTM) grid, and 3 UTM corner readers.
- Mountain Gear
Designed by professional cartographers to comply with all USGS map standards, the Brooks Range All-In-One Map Tool Pro provides you with an essential backcountry navigation tool thats as vital as a map and compass. This tool contains all the UTMs, scales, and slope indexes commonly used on backcountry topo maps, and maintains accuracy to 1/50th of an inch.