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The classic map and compass navigation guiderevised for the age of GPS
"Required reading for the beginner in map and compass work, as well as for those interested in serious orienteering. In simple, clear, concise terms the basics of map and compass work are described and illustrated."
George T. Hamilton, Appalachia
GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions or physical obstructions. That's why basic map and compass skills remain essential for anyone who spends time outdoors today. This popular, easy-to-use handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Updated with current Web site information, photographs, and more, it covers traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together. It features:
If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this book will teach you the skills you need for safe outdoor navigation for hiking, hunting, or just for fun.
The late BJÖRN KJELLSTRÖM was a Swedish champion in orienteering who loved to share his passion for the outdoors. His writings on the subject have been published in several languages. He helped invent the modern protractor-based compass and cofounded the internationally renowned compass company Silva. He is credited with introducing orienteering to the United States. He was also one of the founders of the Swedish and U.S. Orienteering Federations.
CARINA KJELLSTRÖM ELGIN developed her love of nature and of orienteering by literally following in the footsteps of her father, Björn Kjellström, on daily childhood excursions.
Great book! Teaches essential skills that noone should be without.Published 24 days ago by major zero
This was a birthday gift for my son - product was delivered on time - in excellent condition - as described - and exactly what I wanted for his 30th birthday - at a fair price. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lynette S Quigley
I like this book, I'm having a hard time reading it, it makes me sleepy, but the information is very good. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Solorio