Lyons Press Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation
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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.