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LAND NAVIGATION with MAP and LENSATIC COMPASS

Teach yourself and others in the knowledge of "WILDERNESS TRAVEL"

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                                            Why learn LAND NAVIGATION?
Training and practicing land navigation on foot provides

the following navigation (how not to get lost) benefits.

 

Just knowing these four basic skills, it is IMPOSSIBLE TO BE TOTALLY LOST.

 

READING TOPO MAP

SENSE OF DIRECTION

DETERMINING DISTANCE

TRACKING PRESENT LOCATION

 

The best way to learn LAND NAVIGATION is to get "dirt time".

That is... get out there with a map and compass! 

 

 

PART 1 Basic Land Navigation

- The Lensatic Compass

  • parts and features
  • how to sight the lensatic compass
  • compass to cheek and center-hold method
- The Topographic Map
  • map margin information and scale
  • map symbols and language
  • map folding and care
- The Land and Map Association
  • map direction and distance
  • contour lines and terrain relief features
  • what topo and actual land features show

 


 
PART 2 Intermediate Land Navigation
- Making Sense of Direction
  • current bearing and lateral error (drift)
  • baseline and back azimuth
  • deliberate offset

- Tracking Present Location

  • resection, intersection, triangulation
  • convert map to compass language
  • plotting present location with protractor

- Determining Travel Distance

  • determine route and slope distance
  • pace count and travel speed
  • estimating travel distance

 


 

PART 3 Advance Land Navigation

- Planning to Navigate

  • group or alone and equipment
  • safety and responsibilities
  • route selection

- Navigation Methods to Stay On Course

  • reference points
  • advanced baselines
  • thumbing the map

- Additional Skills of Land Navigation

  • estimating how much daylight is left
  • binocular internal compass & rangefinder
  • estimate distance with compass mils
  • draw a map using compass as a surveyor
  • preventing blisters
  • weather prediction
  • conserve energy, rest step, 
    rhythmic
     breathing
 

 

PART 4 Expert Land Navigation

- Navigation in different types of Terrain

  • dead reckoning
  • deserts (mountain, rocky plateau, dunes)
  • jungle
  • snow and arctic
  • fog and low visibility

- Night Navigation

  • dark adaptation
  • protecting night vision
  • scanning the terrain
  • traveling at night
  • night navigation with lensatic compass

- Sustainment

  • sustainment program
  • train-the-trainer program
  • set up a land navigation course

NEW

PART 4 Expert Land Navigation Supplement

  • Navigating WITHOUT a map

 

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The lessons are FREE and informative and can be used to teach yourself and others in the knowledge of "LAND NAVIGATION with MAP and LENSATIC COMPASS".  How to use a compass.

   

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