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Covers all navigational techniques, from map and compass to GPS, and gives instructions on taking bearings and planning routes on USGS maps.. . . Includes information on orienting yourself by the sun and the stars, explanations of map and compass techniques, and advice on using an altimeter.. Comprehensive section on using GPS technology - without becoming dependent on it.. Up-to-date information on tools, equipment, and software. By Darran Wells. Paperback; 224 pages. 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches.
NOLS Wilderness Navigation is based on the course curriculum of the National Outdoor Leadership School. This book will show you the skills you need to confidently find your way in the back country, both on and off the trail. PRODUCT FEATURES: Orienting by the sun and the stars alone Explanations of map and compass techniques Instruction on using an altimeter Using GPS technology-without becoming dependent on it Exercises at the end of each chapter help readers gradually develop their skills and build their confidence Author: Darran Wells
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