An Introduction to Map & Compass Navigation
Jun 27, 2022 at 10:45 am #3753793Backpacking LightAdmin
@backpackinglightLocale: Rocky Mountains
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An online live (and recorded) webinar introduction to map and compass use for hiking and backpacking.Jun 29, 2022 at 10:11 am #3753946Jim CowderyBPL Member
@james-cowderyLocale: South Florida
I always hike with a paper map and use orienteering skills to keep track of my position. An properly calibrated altimeter is also an extremely useful tool and can be used in low visibility conditions. Most altimeters don’t require frequent recharging.
the few times I have hiked with a gps I have still relied on basic orienteering to locate my position.
Maybe I’m too old school to rely on centuries old technology for locating my position.Jun 29, 2022 at 10:52 am #3753967Todd TBPL Member
@texasbbLocale: Pacific Northwest
An properly calibrated altimeter is also an extremely useful tool…
^Yes. It’s surprising how often you can find where you are knowing nothing but your general vicinity and your elevation. Much faster and easier than triangulating when you only need rough precision. I’ve never become addicted to a piece of gear faster than my first altimeter.
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