Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Author: Harold Gatty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318931

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 8021

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.

Navigating With or Without a Compass

Using Bearings and Nature to Find Your Way

Author: Christopher Nyerges

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780762493968

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 6480

Never be lost again! This concise and handy guide will help you get your bearings and find your way out of the wilderness no matter your equipment. Finding your campsite, a spectacular view, or your way home can be difficult, especially when your phone or GPS malfunctions. But knowing how to use a magnetized compass, paper map, and the positions of the sun, moon, stars, and other practical aids in pathfinding will help outdoorsman find their way in almost any kind of terrain. Navigating With or Without a Compass will teach you the basics of using that essential tool, such as the difference between true north and magnetic north based on where you are and using compass bearings from a map and in the field to determine location. However if you find yourself without a compass, this handy guide will also give you natural signs and guideposts for pathfinding, such as the way the wind blows, trees grow, or flowers bloom. Also covered will be determining direction through reading the Sun and the shadows it forms, the position and stages of the Moon, and familiarizing oneself with the principal constellations to guide you and determine the time at night. Perfect for the skilled woodsman or just a walk in the woods, Navigating With or Without a Compass is filled with tips and essential knowledge indispensible for hikers, campers, scouts and nature lovers.

Outdoor survival

Author: Garth Hattingh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613506282

Category:

Page: 160

View: 9938

Essential Wilderness Navigation

A Real-World Guide to Finding Your Way Safely in the Woods With or Without A Map, Compass or GPS

Author: Craig Caudill,Tracy Trimble

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781624147197

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6335

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.

Wilderness Navigation Handbook

Author: Fred Touche,Anne Price

Publisher: Touche Publishing

ISBN: 9780973252705

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 9010

Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation—a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant—this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination with each other to navigate any area. Factors that cause tools and techniques to fail are discussed, such as why an altimeter often shows the wrong elevation, a GPS position is sometimes off track, and the sun often points in an unexpected direction. Twenty-one real-life scenarios provide practical wisdom for even the most intrepid navigator. Specific information on using the moon for directions and the stars for position, measuring boiling water temperature for elevation, map projections, map datums, great circle routes, and the UTM/UPS grid system is included.

Der natürliche Kompass

Mit allen Sinnen unterwegs

Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492952836

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7824

Was zeigt die Krümmung eines Baumes an? Wie erkenne ich an Regenpfützen, wo Norden ist? Und was verrät der Sand unter unseren Füßen über Ebbe und Flut? Der sympathische Abenteurer Tristan Gooley zeigt, wie man sich in Landschaften und Städten, im Wald oder an der Küste orientieren kann – einzig mit den Sinnen. Ohne Landkarte oder GPS, nur mithilfe der Gestirne und Elemente. Dabei geht es nicht nur um Outdoorabenteuer oder Überlebenstraining, sondern um eine beeindruckende, einfach zu erlernende Kunst. Dieses Buch bringt uns bei, genau hinzuschauen, zu riechen, zu hören. Sowohl enthusiastische Nachahmer als auch Daheimgebliebene finden in der Mischung aus Fakten, Erfahrungsberichten, Mythen, Kulturgeschichte und Anekdoten eine spannende Lektüre.

Die geheimen Zeichen der Natur lesen

Wie man sich in der Wildnis orientiert, Wasser findet, Spuren liest — und andere längst vergessene Fähigkeiten

Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959712464

Category: House & Home

Page: 450

View: 6389

Wir nutzen beinahe täglich unsere Wetter-Apps oder das Navigationssystem im Auto. Auch beim Wandern verlassen sich viele Menschen mittlerweile weniger auf ihren Orientierungssinn als das GPS, um auf dem richtigen Weg zu bleiben. Dabei hält die Natur alles bereit, um uns auf die richtige Fährte zu bringen. Dieses Buch offenbart längt vergessenes Wissen unserer Vorfahren und hilft dem Leser dabei, allein durch das Deuten natürlicher Zeichen das Wetter vorherzusagen, Spuren zu lesen oder sich im Freien zu orientieren. So öffnen sich die Blüten einiger Blumen zuerst an der südlichen Seite, Zirruswolken gefolgt von Zirrostratus kündigen eine Warmfront mit Regen an und nachts zeigt die Sichel des Mondes die Himmelsrichtung an. Zusätzlich gibt dieses Buch verblüffende Einblicke in die Auswirkungen natürlicher Vorgänge auf die Kultivierung unserer Landschaft und den Bau beziehungsweise die Planung unserer Städte.

Wer dem Glück hinterherrennt, läuft daran vorbei

Ein Umdenkbuch

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641038227

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 2185

Ausstieg aus der Glücksfalle: Besser leben als dem Glück nachjagen Kann das sein? Dass unsere Vorstellungen über das Glück uns unglücklich machen? Dieses spannende Umdenkbuch beruht auf einem bahnbrechenden Ansatz in der Psychologie: der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Die in kürzester Zeit erlernbaren Techniken haben ihre Wirksamkeit in vielen wissenschaftlichen Studien bewiesen. Die Folge: Sorgen und Stress müssen nicht mehr angestrengt bekämpft werden. Selbst wenn uns Schwierigkeiten begegnen, können wir ein tief erfülltes Leben führen. "Das Buch liegt bei mir am Nachttisch und ich befolge fleißig die Übungsanleitungen. Es ist klug, zugleich leichtfüßig und amüsant und bestimmt eine große Hilfe für viele Menschen. Ach was – für alle eigentlich." Konstantin Wecker

Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1751

John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.

Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144925

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2748

DIVInvaluable reference contains every word of vital repository of ancient Egyptian religious doctrine, grouped according to hieroglyphic symbols in standard scholarly system of Roman alphabetization. Phonetic version, definition, index of English equivalents. Second, revised edition. /div

Celtic Myths and Legends

Author: T. W. Rolleston

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119378

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 4280

Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.

Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140563

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1933

Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.

A History of Musical Style

Author: Richard L. Crocker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486173240

Category: Music

Page: 608

View: 1383

Exceptionally clear, systematic presentation of the evolution of musical style from Gregorian Chant (AD 700) to mid-20th-century atonal music. Over 140 musical examples. Bibliography.

The Voyage

A Sailor's Viewpoint

Author: Philip H. Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456847368

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9369

Knitting for Anarchists

The What, Why and How of Knitting

Author: Anna Zilboorg

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486801926

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6364

Every knitter takes a different approach, and this revolutionary guide fosters experimentation and self-expression. Author Anna Zilboorg defies the notion of a one-size-fits-all teaching method, assuring readers that the techniques most comfortable and intuitive for individual knitters are always correct. Her explorations of the construction of knitted fabrics are founded upon the understanding that there are many different ways to produce the same satisfying result. Offering advice rather than rules, Knitting for Anarchists promises to broaden the horizons of active knitters and to encourage beginners. Patterns for sweaters, pullovers, and cardigans include helpful photos, charts, and directions that serve not only as guidelines but also as springboards for unlimited variations.

Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework

Author: Gertrude Whiting

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486166546

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 2502

More than 200 illustrations of hoops, frames, pins, pincushions, punches, bobbins, bodkins, shuttles, spinning wheels, sewing machines, and more from a wide array of cultures. Index.

Spices and Herbs

Lore and Cookery

Author: Elizabeth S. Hayes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137821

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 7518

More than 85 familiar and exotic plants are illustrated, examined for legendary lore, and current use. The book also includes 73 recipes, a spice chart, and tips for gardening, drying, freezing, and more.

Great German Poems of the Romantic Era

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Stanley Appelbaum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120384

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 4501

Over 130 poems by 23 poets, including Goethe, Schiller, Holderlin, Tieck, Heine, Nietzsche, many others. New literal English translations on facing pages. Introduction.

A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Century

Author: Charles Singer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486169286

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 2384

This fascinating and highly readable study by a noted historian uses maps, charts and diagrams to trace the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world across two and half millennia.