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… Continue reading Map & Compass – Navigation Tutorials
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… Continue reading How to Navigate Using Flagging Tape
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.