The folks at the Survival Summit have produced another in their series of survival skills DVD’s. This one is “Survival Land Navigation.”
If you get lost, knowing how to navigate on land could mean the difference between life and death. You may not always have GPS available. “Survival Land Navigation” shows you how to navigate without it.
Why learn navigation the old fashioned way, without the help of electronic devices? Because it may be necessary one day. In the meantime, you can use these skills in situations that are fun, such as camping or geocaching.
To start with, what kind of compass should you have? One that’s reliable. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Various features are discussed.
You’ll also get tips on what to do when you don’t have a compass.
Do you know how far you’ve walked on a journey through the woods? Watch the info on pace count and ways to keep track of distance.
Plenty of time is devoted to instruction on using a USGS topographical map, including how to figure declination and plotting coordinates.
A good portion of the video is taken up with challenges out in the field, navigating to several locations. That’s followed by a discussion on various terrain features and how to plan routes.
The training concludes with encouragement to practice and develop your land navigation skills.
Your instructor is Top Albritton. He’s straightforward and matter of fact. However, dry humor is springkled in throughout the DVD and at the end.
Most chapters or sections in this DVD are short. Production quality is professional. Run time is an hour and 30 minutes.
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