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Land Navigation and Orienteering (LN1-3)

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12130 Fillmore St

12130 Fillmore Street

West Olive, MI 49460

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Learn the basics of land navigation and orienteering in an 8 hour course with both lecture and hands on practice.

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LN1 – 3 LAND NAVIGATION & ORIENTEERING (8 HOURS)

An in depth study of land navigation from experienced navigators, this course is essential to anyone spending time outdoors. Learn formal theory and tricks of the trade.

Course outcomes: The student will be able to accurately read a map, interpret and associate terrain features, read and operate a mirror compass, and demonstrate dead reckoning techniques on a live course.

This course consists of an indoor lecture session (LN1) where the basics and foundations are laid, followed by field exercises to reinforce what was learned (LN2-3). At the end of the day, participants will, on their own, complete a navigation course in the forest.

Topics covered include: Earth mapping, Map reading, Terrain Association, Dead Reckoning, Using a Compass, Coordinate systems and Map Datum, as well as Search and Rescue navigation standards

Who will benefit from the course: Search and Rescue Personnel, Boy Scouts, adventure racers, backpackers, kayakers, mountain bikers, hunters, forestry professionals, expedition team members, and any outdoor enthusiast.

Prerequisite: None

What You Need: Base Plate or Mirror Compass* , Grid Reader, Pencil/Pen*, Note Paper*, Ruler*, Reading Glasses/Magnifying Device, Cell phone w/ Camera

*Essential/Required gear

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