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This book offers clear, concise advice on how to safely navigate the backcountry. Covers GPS units, maps, compasses and survival. Authors: Scottie Barnes, Cliff Jacobson and James Churchill. Softcover; 189 pages; 54 illustrations, 39 black-and-white photos. The Globe Pequot Press; copyright 2002. Divided into three sections: how to use GPS units; how to find your way with map and compass; and how to survive in the backcountry. GPS section details how to leave an electronic trail to find your way back and how to store the coordinate addresses of important locations. GPS section also details how to use your GPS receiver in conjunction with a map and compass and how to find the receiver that best suits your needs. Map and compass section details how to choose and use the type of compass that's right for the situations you frequently encounter. Also details how to read and understand contour lines and other map features, plus how to plot a course and find your way through the wilderness. Survival section teaches techniques for building a fire in any situation, with or without matches, plus how to find safe sources of potable water. Survival section also details how to forage and trap for food, build a shelter to survive the elements, and signal for help.
Hikers, backpackers, hunters, fisherman, canoeists, kayakers-anyone who spends serious time in the outdoors can benefit from The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation. With important sections on using GPS and map and compass, and with solid advice on how to survive potentially life-threatening situations, this book is one you'll want to keep in your backpack no matter where you go, or when. With GPS (global positioning system), discover how to leave an electronic trail to find your way back after a day or days afield; store the coordinate addresses of important locations; use your GPS receiver in conjunction with a map and compass; and navigate the GPS market to find the receiver that best suits your needs. With map and compass, you'll learn how to choose and use the type of compass that's right for the situations you frequently encounter. You'll learn how to read and understand contour lines and other map features, plot a course and find your way through the wilderness, use a map and compass in concert with a GPS receiver; plus you'll get useful information on where to find and order all the maps you need for upcoming trips. With GPS and map and compass, you should never get lost. If you do find yourself in a situation where you can't get back to your starting point before dark-be it due to injury, bad timing, poor weather, or any other number of factors-then you'll find the survival section of this book to be of the utmost help. Here, you'll learn techniques for building a fire in any situation, with or without matches; how to find safe sources of potable water; how to forage and trap for food; build a shelter to survive the elements; and how to signal for help. An information-packed tool for the novice and a handy reference for the seasoned outdoorsman, this volume distills years of knowledge from three experts in the field.Scottie Barnes is the editor of GeoInfo Systems and the former editor of GPSWorld. She has been covering the GPS market for years. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.Cliff Jacobson is a respected outdoor writer, wilderness canoe guide, and an expert with map and compass. He lives in River Ralls, Wisconsin. James Churchill is a veteran outdoorsman and an expert on survival. He resides in Florence, Wisconsin.Learn to use a GPSLearn to read a mapLearn to use a CompassExplained by expertsAdded bonus Survival SectionAuthor - Scottie Barnes, Cliff Jacobson & James Churchill Binding - PaperPages - 208Publisher - The Lyons PressYear - 2002ISBN- 9781585744909
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