Map Reading and Land Navigation

Map Reading and Land Navigation
Date: – See Calendar
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $79

Course Features:

In a world that relies way too heavily on technology (just our opinion), the ability to navigate utilizing a map and compass is becoming rarer and rarer. Don’t let Duracell determine your fate! Join Earth Native for a 1 day land navigation course that will give you the tools that you need to navigate any landscape successfully using a map and compass.

Earth Native lead instructor Dave Scott will personally be teaching this course. Dave has over two decades of experience navigating rough terrain with and without a map and compass including many years spent navigating the rocky mountains as a Search and Rescue First Responder.

At the end of this class you will be able to:

  • To read and use topographic maps
  • Properly use a compass
  • Navigate landscapes with map and compass
  • Read, plot, and navigate using UTM grid coordinates
  • Using triangulation to find your unknown location on a map when you can see a known point in the distance
  • Measure straight and curved line distance on a map
  • Measure distance while hiking utilizing an established pace count
  • Basic aidless land navigation techniques (navigation without map and compass)
  • *Open to ages 10 and up (Youth 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult participant)