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Backpacker Magazine – May 2010

How to Navigate Any Condition, Terrain

Field-proven skills for wild weather and terrain.

by: Kristin Bjornsen and Dougald Macdonald

(Illustrations by Supercorn)
(Illustrations by Supercorn)



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Apr 11, 2014

Live to hike another day by staying found and knowing how to use a compass. Hiking smarter includes knowing how to navigate. Felix the Sugar Glider Be Safe Hike Smart (Amazon) makes learning how to use a compass easy. Before you hike, be sure to calibrate your compass to the declination at the trail. Go to: http://magnetic-declination.com. A compass doesn't need satellites, a signal, or batteries and works in all types of weather, day or night, but you need to know how to use it. Look for it on Amazon, "Felix the Sugar Glider Be Safe Hike Smart". The ability to know your way and know where you are is something we all need in any survival situation, not just while hiking. Learn what to do if you get lost, how to get rescued, and survival packing (for the car and for the trail) just in case you end up unexpectedly spending the night outdoors.

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