Friday, June 10, 2011

Baseline Navigation: A Simple Way to Stay Found in Difficult Terrain

Returning to a baseline is a pretty straight forward concept. My recommendation is to first purchase a reliable compass that can be adjusted for declination.  A solid compass made by Suunto, Brunton (the 8010G) and Silva  are great choices.  Learn how to adjust the compass for the declination or your location.  (Note: declination is the difference between true north and magnetic north.)
Then, follow the recommendations in this story - you can wander in safety, without really paying too much attention to your compass. When it's time to get back to camp, you'll have no problem!
Click here to read the Blake Miller story!

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