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Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics) Paperback – February 24, 2015

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The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students

• Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!)

• Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness

 

This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook:

 

• Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, “skills check” mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end

• Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers

• Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings)

• Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on a “smart” phones (along with a description of their limitations)

• Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques

• Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information

Last updated on July 5, 2018 9:39 pm

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About the Author

Bob Burns joined The Mountaineers Club in 1971. In 1972 he graduated from the Basic Climbing Course in the Everett branch. In 1975 he moved to Seattle, and graduated from The Mountaineers Snowshoe Course in 1974 and the Intermediate Climbing Course in 1976. He served on the Club’s Climbing Committee from 1975 to 1985, and on its Board of Trustees from 1986 through 1991. He has hiked, scrambled, climbed and snowshoed extensively in Washington, Oregon, and California.


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CLICK HERE to download a sample• The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!) • Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook:• Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, “skills check” mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end• Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers• Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings)• Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the...

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