Compass and Map Navigator A Complete Guide to Staying Found

ISBN-10: 0762704888
ISBN-13: 9780762704880
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Michael Hodgson
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Description: Using clear, step-by-step instructions, as well as detailed illustrations and diagrams, this guide shows how to navigate through the wilds with or without a compass or map, and how to utilise both.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Using clear, step-by-step instructions, as well as detailed illustrations and diagrams, this guide shows how to navigate through the wilds with or without a compass or map, and how to utilise both.

Foreword
Introduction
Anyone Can Stay on the Right Path, Given the Right Tools
The Foundation of Navigation
The History of Navigation
Maintaining Your Sense of Direction ... Naturally
On Staying Found When You Suspect You're Lost
Understanding the Language of Maps
What Is a Topographic Map?
To Understand a Map, You Must First Understand What Information May Be Found Around Its Border or Margin
Reading the Lay of the Land from the Story Your Map Tells
Using Your Map's Scale to Estimate Trip Distance
Creating a Trail Profile
Finding Yourself on the Map
How Do You Orient a Map without a Compass?
Caring for Your Map
Folding a Map
A Map Has Its Limitations
Keep from Spinning in Circles ... Use a Compass
Choosing a Compass
More Lingo--Understanding Compass Speak
Types of Compass Most Useful to the Recreationist
Making a Compass
Natural Navigation in the Backcountry
Getting from Here to There
Walking a Straight Line
Navigating When There Aren't Landmarks
Using the Night Sky
Using a Watch to Tell Direction
Let the Shadows Point the Way
Working Your Way Around Obstacles
Caring for Your Compass
Making the Compass and Map Work For You
Orienting Your Map
Orienting the Map to Magnetic North: Projecting Magnetic Lines
Orienting the Map to Magnetic North: Using Your Compass's Declination Adjustment
Orienting the Map and Adjusting for Declination by Adding or Subtracting
How Do I Take a Field Bearing?
How Do I Take a Map Bearing?
It's on the Map; How Do I Find It in the Field?
It's in the Field; How Do I Find It on the Map?
Establishing Bearings without Orienting the Map
Minimizing Mistakes
Practical Navigation Tips: Beyond the Basics
Baselines
Fixing Your Position on a Baseline
Aiming Off
Bracketing
Making a Bearing a Baseline
Pinpointing Your Position: Triangulation
Ded Reckoning
Estimating Distance
Planning Your Outing
Timing Your Trip
Estimating Your Traveling Speed
Finding the Trail and Staying on Course
Picking a Route When Your Life Depends on It
Specialized Navigational Aids
Altimeters
Global Positioning Systems
Will Using a GPS Guarantee You'll Never Get Lost?
Appendix
Resource Listing
Understanding Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
Map Datums
Metric Conversions
Commonly Used Map Scales
Azimuth Rings
Magnetic World Variation and Balancing Charts
Map Series Comparison
Topographic Maps Printed Since 1992
Glossary of Terms
Notes
About the Author

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