Map & Compass is a skill that needs practice to maintain our proficiency. The main reason for this is simple; GPS devices will fail us at some point. You might run out of power, lose it or break it. When this happens, we want to have a backup to continue to navigate out of the wilderness […]
I mentioned in a previous video to include flagging tape or trail tape to your pack. The reason is to be use as a navigation tool to help you stay on course. I had previously shown you how two people could navigate using the leap frog technique to stay on course, but if you are […]
In this video, I’ll show you how to estimate distance without a GPS when using map & compass while hiking. This was something I learned when volunteering at the halifax search & rescue as part of the woodslore training that volunteers had to do.