Essential Wilderness Navigation
A Real-world Guide to Finding your Way Safely in the Woods With or Without A Map, Compass or GPSBook - 2019
Top wilderness trainer and author, Craig Caudill, is back with his third wilderness book, this time partnering with fellow wilderness navigation instructor Tracy Trimble to teach readers how to safely find their way into and out of the woods.
Land navigation remains an essential skill, even in the age of the GPS. Craig and Tracy have included real-life stories from search and rescue, backpacking, hunting and canoeing experiences where hikers had no navigation skill or were lost—all to help you avoid similar pitfalls. This practical, modern guide teaches anyone to become a true wilderness navigator by properly using the most reliable form and foundation of all navigation—a map and compass. It also details the use of GPS units and apps. Readers will learn to check themselves with natural navigation skills such as reading the day and night sky, flora and terrain. Aside from navigation, there are chapters dedicated to how to find the right gear for search and rescue, as well as chapters about law enforcement, hunters, paddlers and scout programs badge assistance.
This fresh guide, like Craig’s other popular books, walks readers through common scenarios, practical exercises and troubleshooting ideas. It includes a bonus foldout map at the back that helps outdoorsmen learn their skills by experience. Readers will not want to miss out on this enjoyable and relevant guide to mastering this essential wilderness skill.