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Basic Map & Compass Skills

Never get lost in the woods, again. Learn how to use a map and compass in this online course taught by experts from Colorado Outward Bound School and Backpacker.


Learn (and perfect) how to navigate with a map and compass with Backpacker and the Colorado Outward Bound School. In this two-part online course, we’ll explain the basics of analog navigation, so you can explore with confidence and ensure you’re never lost—even when your smartphone fails.

This concise but thorough course covers topographical map reading, matching your map to the landscape, measure distances, taking and following a bearing, triangulating your location, and more.

 

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