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Finding Direction Without a Compass

Preparation and carrying the ten essentials is vital to any outdoor trip. Map, compass and GPS make up my navigation kit. Still, the unplanned happens,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 0 comments Skills
Dead Reckoning – An Important Navigational Tool

Dead Reckoning – An Important Navigational Tool

A process called Dead Reckoning (DR) can be used to navigate and partially compensate for the loss of terrain features and important visual cues. DR is a method to determine one’s estimated present and future position. Dead Reckoning can be done during periods of darkness, bad weather, in featureless terrain (e.g., the desert, whiteout conditions) or equipment failure (e.g., dead GPS batteries.)

by November 25, 2011 0 comments Skills