Most SAR (Search and Rescue) missions happen due to lost hikers/backpackers. Don’t be “that guy”. Spend the time to really learn the essential skill of Land Nav. You’ll be glad you did, and so will your family, and the Search and Rescue team who didn’t have to rescue you.
Rule 1: Always look cool…
Duration: 4 hours
Instructor: Army 82nd Airborne Veteran and Land Nav Cadre, Chris. He’s trained both civilians and Special Forces.
Gear needed: Compass, protractor, notepad, pen/pencil. Appropriate clothing. Water.
Rule 2: Never get lost…
Rule 3: If you get lost, look cool.
Topics covered include:
- Features/use of standard military/civilian compass, protractor, and map.
- The function and relevance of land navigation.
- Basic orienteering of map.
- Terrain recognition & association.
- 8 Digit grid identification
- Line of sight vs known location land navigation.
- Pace counting.
- Heading/bearing determination and azimuths.
- Grid vs magnetic vs true North.
- Grid search vs clover search.
Cost: $65 pp
*Dec. 17th (Houston, TX)