Land Navigation (with sub-categories)

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Brokor, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    @Brokor, that is good stuff to know.

    The most important real world test of compass navigation is at night. While still at The Basic School (at 35) I chose not to do an offset around water that I could not detect the size of by throwing things in all directions. The beaver was surprised to find me fording his pond, but the water was only chest deep and I didn't get off course.
    It was a little colder and whiter in Norway, but when we got lost on our midnight skiing trips we could always break out a compass and find our way home.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017
  2. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    While you're thinking of navigation, don't forget that your magnetic compass and GPS widget won't agree on which way is north unless you dial in compensation.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just a NOTE here.... "Compensation" is called Declination...
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