Essential Wilderness Navigator How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors

ISBN-10: 0071361103
ISBN-13: 9780071361101
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: This guide gives the reader information on how to find their way through any outdoor environment. It starts with map and compass use and offers special techniques for desert, mountain, forest and winter path finding.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This guide gives the reader information on how to find their way through any outdoor environment. It starts with map and compass use and offers special techniques for desert, mountain, forest and winter path finding.

Paul Cleveland has worked as a wilderness ranger in New Mexico and designed and built trails in the Appalachians. He is a frequent contributor to Backpacker and Climbing magazines and the Gorp.com Web pages. He guides whitewater rafting trips and teaches CPR and first aid for the Red Cross and wilderness navigation for Outward Bound.

Introduction
What's New in this Edition
A Sense of Direction
Locating Your Sixth Sense
How Not to Get Lost
Why We Get Lost
How to "Get Found"
Maps
The World in Your Hands
Types of Maps
Three Dimensions into Two
The Language of Maps
Reading the Terrain
Latitude and Longitude
Scale
Distance
Direction
Putting Yourself on the Map
Map Care and Gear
Compasses
What Compasses Can Do
Earth's Magnetic Field
How Compasses Work
Make Your Own
Declination
Compass Types
Orienting Your Compass to Magnetic North
Orienting Your Compass to Geographic North
Bearings
Deviation
Following a Compass Course
Testing Your Skills
Navigation
Map and Compass Combined
Orienting the Map with a Compass
Finding a Course from the Map
Locating a Mapped Object in the Field
Locating an Observed Object on the Map
A Bearing from a Mapped Object
Other Lines of Position
Warning Bearings
Crossing Lines of Position
Returning to the Same Spot
A Running Fix
Finding Distance Off
Measuring Distance Covered
Dead Reckoning
Navigation in Use
Route Planning
The Practice of Navigation
On the Trail
Hitting What You Aim For
Landmarks as Guides
Sources of Error
When You Are Lost
Looking to Nature for Clues
Finding North and South at Noon
North and South from a Shadow
Quick but Inaccurate
Movements of Sunrise and Sunset
Bearings from Sunrise and Sunset
Polaris
The Southern Cross
Other Stars
Extreme Environments
Mountains
Snow
Deserts
Electronic Navigation
GPS 101
Getting Started
E-Maps: Topos and Charts on CD-ROM
Appendix
Bearings of Sunrise and Sunset
Declination Corrections
Metric Conversion Tables
Orienteering
Sources of Maps, Books, Compasses, Videos, GPS Manufacturers, and Electronic Mapmakers
Travel Plan
Index
Acknowledgments

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