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Wilderness Navigation

Wilderness Navigation Author Bob Burns
ISBN-10 9781594859465
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 176
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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

Wilderness GPS

Wilderness GPS Author Bob Burns
ISBN-10 9781594857638
Release 2013-09-19
Pages 144
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Wilderness GPS * Simple, focused, and accessible, Wilderness GPS is for anyone using GPS in an outdoor setting * Trust us: first-timers need help to use their new backcountry GPS devices * From the authors of the bestselling Wilderness Navigation (65,000 copies sold) Thousands have learned compass and map skills with the help of father-and-son team Bob and Mike Burns and their straightforward, simply explained book, Wilderness Navigation. Now they’ve written a book for everyone who has bought a backcountry GPS device and found it inexplicably complicated to use (which includes most of us). Wilderness GPS is an easy-to-use guide to get you navigating the outdoors with your handheld GPS device. Wondering how to choose from the variety of gear and computer programs, or how to use a GPS with your map and compass effectively? Wilderness GPS details this and more including: * How to select your GPS gear * Getting started and practice routines * Different coordinate systems: latitude and longitude vs. Universal transverse Mercator (UTM) * Routefinding in wilderness settings, including common scenarios * GPS vs. map and compass routefinding * Using GPS on water * Using your GPS with a home computer or mobile “smart” device Bob Burns and Mike Burns are the authors of Wilderness Navigation, a nationally bestselling primer that serves as the official textbook for navigation courses taught by The Mountaineers and other outdoor education centers. Together, they have decades of professional experience in teaching map and compass, GPS, and navigation in the outdoors and have hiked, scrambled, climbed, and snowshoed all over the West Coast and beyond. They both live in Seattle.

Outdoor Navigation with GPS

Outdoor Navigation with GPS Author Stephen W. Hinch
ISBN-10 0899976522
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 232
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For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely -- but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo and team games that utilize GPS. Starting with essential definitions and moving on to creating waypoints, and using your GPS with a computer, this succinct book teaches the basics of navigation and outdoor GPS use. Advanced techniques are covered, such as creating custom maps, and new technologies are discussed, including using GPS-enabled mobile phones, and how to use GPS with Google Earth and Google Maps. With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style.

Wilderness Navigation Handbook

Wilderness Navigation Handbook Author Fred Touche
ISBN-10 0973252707
Release 2005
Pages 200
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Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation—a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant—this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination with each other to navigate any area. Factors that cause tools and techniques to fail are discussed, such as why an altimeter often shows the wrong elevation, a GPS position is sometimes off track, and the sun often points in an unexpected direction. Twenty-one real-life scenarios provide practical wisdom for even the most intrepid navigator. Specific information on using the moon for directions and the stars for position, measuring boiling water temperature for elevation, map projections, map datums, great circle routes, and the UTM/UPS grid system is included.

The Outdoor Knots Book

The Outdoor Knots Book Author Clyde Soles
ISBN-10 9781594852169
Release 2004-03-16
Pages 160
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A KNOT SAMPLER FROM THE CHAPTER ON "KNOTS FOR HIKING & CAMPING" (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand * Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos * New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!

Staying Found

Staying Found Author June Fleming
ISBN-10 0898867851
Release 2001
Pages 157
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-- Features many new charts and illustrations -- New contact information for purchasing maps in the U.S. and Canada This tried-and-true guide teaches practical skills for navigating in the wilderness: reading maps; determining "true" directions following

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass Author Harold Gatty
ISBN-10 9780486318936
Release 2013-06-03
Pages 288
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Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.

GPS Made Easy

GPS Made Easy Author Lawrence Letham
ISBN-10 0898868238
Release 2003
Pages 208
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An updated instructional handbook describes the Global Position System (GPS) that uses satellites along with a receiver to determine its position anywhere in the world, explains features of the receivers, provides practical examples of their use, offers practical tips on using maps and computer software with a GPS receiver, and details how to navigate with a personal GPS. Original.

Be Expert with Map and Compass

Be Expert with Map and Compass Author Bjorn Kjellstrom
ISBN-10 0470508582
Release 2009-11-10
Pages 256
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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.

Ultimate Navigation Manual

Ultimate Navigation Manual Author Lyle Brotherton
ISBN-10 9780007424610
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 368
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All the techniques you need to become an expert navigator.

Be Expert With Map and Compass

Be Expert With Map and Compass Author Bjorn Kjellstrom
ISBN-10 9781447493075
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 146
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Outward Bound Map Compass Handbook

Outward Bound Map   Compass Handbook Author Glenn Randall
ISBN-10 0762778571
Release 2012
Pages 109
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Long recognized as one of the seminal volumes on the fundamentals of map, compass, and altimeter route finding,Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook, 3rd Edition now includes the latest information on GPS receivers, complete with all new color illustrations. This concise guide features practical advice on choosing the right compass, reading and using topographical maps, using altimeter to pinpoint your position, and mastering the GPS. It also helps you steer clear of the most common route finding errors and passes on an array of tips drawn from Glenn Randall's rich store of experience in the wild. Whether you're looking for a beginner course on outdoor navigation or want to sharpen your skills before heading back into the wilderness,Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbookwill prove invaluable.

Basic Principles of Topography

Basic Principles of Topography Author Blagoja Markoski
ISBN-10 9783319721477
Release 2018-01-18
Pages 219
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This book gives a comprehensive overview of all relevant elements in topography and their practical application. It elaborates on the classical representation of terrain on maps such as cartographic projections, together with their classification, scale, and geographical elements. It is richly illustrated with photographs, maps and figures, in which the theoretical explanations are clarified. Readers will become acquainted with the physical characteristics of the ground, i.e. tectonic and erosive shapes, the importance and classification of terrain, genetic (fluvial, abrasive, glacial, karst) and topographic types such as higher (mountains, hills, peaks) and lower terrain (valleys, fields). In addition, the book discusses cartometry and coordinate systems, orientation in space (geographic, topographic, tactical) including by means of maps, instruments and the night sky and elaborates new techniques and technologies such as aerial photogrammetric imagery, global navigation satellite systems and LiDAR. The book also includes methods for the practical execution of concrete measurement operations, such as determining position and movement on land with maps, compass and azimuth which makes it especially useful for practitioners and professionals, e.g., for landscape planning, military exercises, mountaineering, nature walks etc. As such it offers a valuable guide not only for undergraduate students but also for researchers in the fields of geography, geosciences, geodesy, ecology, forestry and related areas looking for an overview on topography. Uniquely, the book also features an extensive glossary of topographical terms.

Grit is a 4 Letter Word

Grit is a 4 Letter Word Author Ann Gimpel
Release 2018-03-27
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Pioneer your own journey. Part guidebook, part self-help manual, Grit is a 4-Letter Word covers mental preparedness for living with only the gear on your back and a nimble mind. But it isn’t a “how to” set of instructions, mostly because there are as many ways of enjoying the wilderness as there are backcountry travelers. The beauty of wilderness travel is discovering what works for you. Ann Gimpel is a clinical psychologist. She’s also a mountaineer and a vagabond. The wilderness has played a huge role in her life. Stories speak to us at a bone-deep level, so this book is packed full of stories from the author as well as others. Read them with an open heart. It’s how they were written. Appendices covering gear and backcountry kitchen ideas have been added, along with a resource guide, but this is only a starting point. Read. Absorb. Ask questions. Live your dreams.

Fixing Your Feet

Fixing Your Feet Author John Vonhof
ISBN-10 9780899978307
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 392
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Fixing Your Feet has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fixing Your Feet also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fixing Your Feet book for free.

UTM Using Your GPS with the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System

UTM Using Your GPS with the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System Author John Carnes
ISBN-10 0971090114
Release 2007-02-01
Pages 45
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UTM Using Your GPS with the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from UTM Using Your GPS with the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full UTM Using Your GPS with the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System book for free.


Mountaineering Author Don Graydon
ISBN-10 0898864267
Release 1997
Pages 528
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Completely revised and expanded edition of the classic text on climbing and mountaineering techniques.