Staying Found: The Complete Map & Compass Handbook

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9780898863970: Staying Found: The Complete Map & Compass Handbook

Unlike the needlessly complicated and confusing teaching methods found in other books, Staying Found's system for learning map and compass use makes it easy to understand what you're doing and why. Author June Fleming takes you through the same steps she teaches in her wilderness classes, showing you the latest and simplest ways to plan routes and find your way over the trickiest terrain. You'll pick up practical skills and solutions to problems you may encounter, such as route-finding in poor visibility and adjusting for declination. Skiers and snowshoers will even find guidance for navigating on snow. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran of wilderness travel, Staying Found will point you in the right direction.

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Author JUNE FLEMING is the author of the Well-Fed Backpacker and teaches basic and advanced wilderness skills classes in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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[This] simply written, informative book should be required reading for anyone heading out into unfamiliar terrain ... The chapter on teaching your children to stay found is worth the price of the book. (Salem Statesman-Journal)

Staying Found gives you all the information you'll need to be an expert orienteer. Learn to use a compass, find True North, read and use maps, and mark your trail, all invaluable knowledge for the day hiker or trail backpacker...Best of all, you don't have to fret if you've read the book but forgotten a tip. It's small and light enough to be a valuable addition to your pack." (Erie Times-News)

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