Intro to Land Navigation – Lafayette

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  • ILN - Lafayette, IN
    February 17, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

land navigation

About This Course:

The art of reading a map is a skill many people do not have.  Understanding how to read grid lines, topographic features, shooting waypoints, keeping pace count, and converting compass displays can be daunting to try and understand, but with a little guidance and practice it suddenly starts to become clear.
If you ever find yourself out in the middle of no-where, your cell phone might not work, GPS signals may be lost, and your left with a simple map.  Being able to read topographic features of your surroundings, along with understanding how to maintain a track path will get you back to safety.
This course will cover the classroom portion, which will prepare you to participate in the field based courses.  All material will be provided for this course.  We will discuss the best types of compasses, pace counters, etc.

Tops Covered:

This half day (3hr) course is designed to give you information on the following topics:

1) Understanding map scale
2) Reading different topographic features
3) Reading grid coordinates
4) How to determine your location based on features in your area
5) Plotting a course from point A to point B
6) Evaluating time to travel

Target Audience:

This course is applicable to Hikers, Hunters, and those involved in Search & Rescue

Course Scope:

This is a classroom course.

​​Equipment Required:

Pencil and a Straightedge (ruler is fine)


Lafayette, Indiana, United States


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