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The Essential Wilderness Navigator Paperback – June 1, 1995

4.7 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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Maps and a compass are the hiker's insurance against getting lost in the woods. But you'll need to be able to do more with these tools than locate Fresno or head south. Seidman, a world traveler and master kayaker, charts the subtleties of map interpretation (especially the ups and downs of contour lines) and offers instruction on how to use a compass for taking bearings and walking a course. Other techniques for finding your way in the woods are explained: estimating distances by finger angles or winking, adjusting your compass for true north, and finding directions from the motions of the sun and stars. By the way, forget about moss growing on the north side of trees; lichens like moisture, which more often depends on prevailing winds and weather than direction. This book is filled with illustrations and practical advice to keep the careful trekker on the right path. Even armchair travelers will find some valuable advice here. Jennifer Henderson

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  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 160 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0070563233
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0070563230
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill (June 1, 1995)
  • Product Dimensions : 7.25 x 0.5 x 9.25 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 2 ratings