Map & Compass

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Re: Map & Compass

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Post by OLLIE » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:58 pm

Awsome info eubi. ;)
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Re: Map & Compass

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Post by unwiredadventures » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:15 pm

eubi wrote:Well, when it comes to backcountry navigation, I'm a traditionalist. Map and compass!
On a camping trip with my kids. I introduced them to the compass and topographic map.

I think this is a good skill to learn. If you were in the outdoors for an extended period, you may run out of batteries for your GPS. I normally take topo maps with me even when I have more than one GPS.

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Post by OLLIE » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:41 pm

unwiredadventures wrote:If you were in the outdoors for an extended period, you may run out of batteries for your GPS. I normally take topo maps with me even when I have more than one GPS.

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Absolutely... Two GPS's, a compass, a TOPO map of the area, and one Bug-Out-Bag. ;)
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Re: Map & Compass

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Post by cruiserlarry » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:35 am

Ollie (K6JYB) wrote:I normally take topo maps with me even when I have more than one GPS.and one Bug-Out-Bag. ;)

Ollie - Maybe you could post up a thread about the bug-out bag concept for those who might not know what it is, along with pics of what you carry in yours....

(I know I could use the help... :D )
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Re: Map & Compass

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Post by OLLIE » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:37 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:
Ollie (K6JYB) wrote:I normally take topo maps with me even when I have more than one GPS.and one Bug-Out-Bag. ;)

Ollie - Maybe you could post up a thread about the bug-out bag concept for those who might not know what it is, along with pics of what you carry in yours....

(I know I could use the help... :D )
I certainly can do that.
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Re: Map & Compass

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Post by Nadir_E » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:43 pm

Nice info, eubi! I've used the stick in the ground one on a couple of occasions to show people how it's done. Can't say I've used the analog watch technique (but I do wear one! :) )

For those interested, orienteering is a really fun way to master the map & compass. Most major cities have clubs (LA & SD do, for example). They typically meet once a month and often offer some training. There's no better training that getting out on a course though - and they're usually small enough that you can't really get "lost" - you just may have trouble finding the control you're searching for :D. They typically rent compasses, so you really don't need to bring anything except the registration fee which covers the cost of the maps, etc. (typically $7-$9 or so).

I can attest to how well it sharpens your skills and would be happy to help others learn.

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Re: Map & Compass

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Post by cruiserlarry » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:25 pm

Nadir_E wrote:Nice info, eubi! I've used the stick in the ground one on a couple of occasions to show people how it's done. Can't say I've used the analog watch technique (but I do wear one! :) )

For those interested, orienteering is a really fun way to master the map & compass. Most major cities have clubs (LA & SD do, for example). They typically meet once a month and often offer some training. There's no better training that getting out on a course though - and they're usually small enough that you can't really get "lost" - you just may have trouble finding the control you're searching for :D. They typically rent compasses, so you really don't need to bring anything except the registration fee which covers the cost of the maps, etc. (typically $7-$9 or so).

I can attest to how well it sharpens your skills and would be happy to help others learn.

-Nadir
Nadir -

Would you be interested in starting a thread about orienteering ? You could post some information on what it is, what you do, and where to participate in the clubs...I'm sure many here would be interested in more detailed information... ;)
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