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Be Expert With Map & Compass: The Complete Orienteering Handbook(3rd Ed)

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Bjorn Hjellstrom
247 pages
The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS

GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily behampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skillsessential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-useorienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for morethan fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well ascurrent Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains thebook of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, andoutdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreationalhikers, hunters, and others around the world.

Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, bycompass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings;sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness.

  • Explains basic map and compass skills clearly
  • Fully updated edition, including information on GPS
  • Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources
  • Features a fresh, rugged design
  • Ideal book for beginners

If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.