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Old 03-28-2016, 06:03 PM   #1
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I love land nav / orienteering.

One of the things I collect is maps. I have a huge collection of National Geographic maps (which I know are not topographical maps).

Anyway, the site at the link has a bunch of free downloads to teach you land navigation.

A lot of them are refreshers for most of us, but you could use them to teach others. When the lights go out, those GPS units won't be so useful as knowing how to read a map.

Get a good compass, a protractor and some good topo maps and get after it.

http://landnavigation.weebly.com/
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I've got USGS topo maps for every place I've camped and rode ATVs.
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I'll bet my pace count has changed since I was twenty.
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I read the sun and check for moss on the North side of trees.
The sun method works good, but we lack a lot of trees to check, here in desert country.
So, I look for downhill streams, get a drink and follow it to a river.
Then build a raft and float past enemy territory.

Or something like that.
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I have used lots of USGS topo maps to find hunting spots which others do not find (not visible from the road...).

I need to get myself and my kid signed up for a topo map/compass navigation course this summer.
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I read the sun and check for moss on the North side of trees.
Since weather moves from west to east, if I piss in the wind and it blows back on me I figure I am facing west.
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I have a bunch of USGS maps too. Ive marked locations of Quail Guzzlers Ive found a lot of
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