I made this video this afternoon.
Now before I get a crapload of OPSEC comments, it isn't filmed at my home.
Anyway, a lot of people really don't know how to use a GPS with a map so, I put this together for you guys!
Oh yeah, if I say the word "Datum" and you don't know what that means...
Going to be starting some decent backpacking trips in the spring and am wanting to learn navigation (among many other skills). Could anyone suggest a good place to start like a book possibly a thread here?
I know many people love their GPS systems but I want to know what most of you like.
Last fall I used one and I wasn't totally sold. The thing kept loosing signal when we where in thick cedar swamps and other off trail places, maybe operator error but I don't know.
Navigation is always neglected and I'm hoping the newbies to our world can pick up on some tips from the veterans of survival. Grids, reading compasses, shooting an azimuth, maps, topology, magnetic north, etc, etc.
I tried this in another (unmentionable) forum and it was monopolized by a...
I wanted to put a orienteering compass on the Christmas list. I would like some thing liquid filled .Don't know about the mirror if that is a good or bad Idea??
Just wanted to sea what folks are using out there the Silva's looked good.
BTW If your compass has any special feature or function be...
This is a simple article about land navigation with a compass. My son, Korey who at the time we took these pictures was 12 years old, helped with the making of this article.
While out on the deer lease, Korey and I decided to hike from one deer feeder & stand on one hill top, to another deer...