Sunday, May 22, 2011

Outdoor Quest: Backcountry Navigation

Outdoor Quest: Backcountry Navigation: "Compass and Direction Finding Part 1 and 2 by Dick Blust, Jr . , photographs by Mark Furman Before there was GPS, there was map and compass..."

Outdoor Quest: Stay Safe With Your Spot Locator

Outdoor Quest: Stay Safe With Your Spot Locator: "(AP news story) 'Sheriff's Lt. Jerry Moore says the 40-year-old Arlington man and some friends had snowshoed from the Granite Falls area on ..."

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An Expert Explains What You Need in Map, Compass and GPS

What do you need for land navigation tools? (Bob Patterson photo)
When it comes to land navigation survival tools - just what bells and whistles, if any, do you need? In this Broadcast of Radio, veteran Search and Rescue wilderness trainer Blake Miller takes you through buying your first GPS, and what things to look for in a magnetic compass.
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The Ten Essentials and Beyond

When the weather starts to get nasty, you'll be glad to have your land navigation gear and Ten Essentials!
Land navigation guru Blake Miller and I discussed map, compass and gps and the Ten Essentials on this edition of Radio on the Preparedness Radio network. To listen to the show, click here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scientists Reveal Reason People Walk in Circles When Lost

It has long been a staple of adventure stories: the hero, lost in the wilderness, painstakingly tries to find his way back to civilization only to stumble across his own tracks and discover that he has been walking in circles.
Now the popular belief that people in unfamiliar surroundings tend to walk round in circles has been confirmed by scientists.
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