Wilderness Navigation Handbook
September 2, 2015 by AGAdmin
Developed for both land and water use, this extensive guide helps open the complexity of map and chart reading as it connects to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the devices of navigation– a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant– this handbook reveals how to utilize these tools either separately or in combination with each other to navigate any area. Factors that cause tools and methods to fail are talked about, such as why an altimeter commonly reveals the wrong elevation, a GPS position is sometimes off track, and the sun typically points in an unforeseen instructions. Twenty-one real-life scenarios provide useful wisdom for even the most intrepid navigator. Particular details on using the moon for instructions and the stars for position, determining boiling water temperature level for elevation, map forecasts, map datums, fantastic circle routes, and the UTM/UPS grid system is consisted of.