American Mercenary spent all day posting different aspects of How To's about navigation, how to pace off distances, use a map, use a compass, GPS and a protractor to accurately plot your position and where you are trying to get to.
This is something that everyone should know,that should be taught in schools all over but isn't.
Not many people can actually use a compass correctly, let alone plot a route with one on a decent map.
Hell, most people can't even read a map correctly or even know what kind of map they are looking at.
American Mercenary broke all these lessons up into six parts ,here is the link to his page,work your way through them from there.
My thanks to him for taking the time to do this as like I said, I feel everyone should know this stuff.
It damn well may save your life someday.
Do yourself a favor and learn this stuff, then practice it.
Some of this can be done right in your neighborhood.
Update; Idaho Bob was kind enough to point out all the links I had put up didn't work. I tried to fix them but it kept referring them back here so I just linked to his site and you can work it from there. I might straighten it all back out later but I have to leave for a few hours.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
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