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Backpacker Magazine's Trailside Navigation: Map and Compassby Molly Absolon
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Backpacker magazines Trailside Navigation brings you essential mind gear from the two most respected and reliable publishers of outdoor-related information. Learn how to choose and use a compass and altimeter, read a map, plot a course and find your way through the wilderness, and use maps and compass in concert with a GPS receiver.
Perfect for pack or pocket, this book breaks down its subject into the essential topics, providing practical and portable information useful in the field. Full-color photos and illustrations complement concise, clear text, introducing you to basic and intermediate skills needed to safely and successfully get by in the outdoors.
Backpacker's Trailside Navigation informs readers about choosing and using a compass; basic map reading skills; plotting a course and finding your way through the wilderness; using stars to navigate rivers, streams and trails at night; using maps and compass in concert with a GPS receiver. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.
Perfect for pack or pocket, this book breaks down its subject into the essential topics, providing practical and portable information useful in the field.
About the Author
Molly Absolon is a former NOLS instructor, an environmental educator, and outdoor writer. She is the author of the Backpacker Magazine Core Skills books Campsite Cooking, Trailside Navigation, Trailside First Aid, and Outdoor Survival.
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