Be Expert with Map and Compass

Author: Bjorn Kjellstrom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 179

The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world. Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness. Explains basic map and compass skills clearly Fully updated edition, including information on GPS Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources Features a fresh, rugged design Ideal book for beginners If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

Wilderness Navigation

Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS, 3rd Edition

Author: Bob Burns

Publisher: Mountaineers Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 622

CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • 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

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, 3E

Author: Priest, Simon

Publisher: Human Kinetics


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 759

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Third Edition, details the art and science of adventure leadership. This thorough update of the groundbreaking text covers the latest research, issues, and trends in adventure education and provides a new model for building core competencies.


Author: Adrienne Hall

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 581

Offers tips on equipment, clothing, supplies, cooking, physical fitness, safety, and protecting the environment

GPS Made Easy

Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors

Author: Lawrence Letham

Publisher: Mountaineers Books


Category: Global Positioning System

Page: 208

View: 555

-- Clear language and illustrations demystify GPS-- Completely revised edition includes extensive new material on using GPS with maps and in rough terrain-- GPS systems have seen exponential growth recently and the first edition has sold more than 33,000 copies

Commonsense Outdoor Medicine and Emergency Companion

Author: Newell D. Breyfogle

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press


Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 768

Provides information on first aid, navigation, clothing, equipment, nutrition, weather, shelter, evacuation, distress signals, and disasters

The Backcountry Classroom

Lesson Plans for Teaching in the Wilderness

Author: Bruce F. Bonney

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press


Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 406

Designed to help instructors and students master and teach the WEA curriculum. Contains the basics of a safe, enjoyable and environmentally sound expedition.

Don't Know Much about Geography

Everything You Need to Know about the World But Never Learned

Author: Kenneth C. Davis

Publisher: William Morrow & Company


Category: Geography

Page: 384

View: 221

Examines the amusing perceptions that people historically have had about the world and the universe, with a look at the world map today and passages from memorable travel writers