Be Expert With Map & Compass

Be Expert With Map & Compass

The Complete Orienteering Handbook

Book - 1994
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"Required reading for the beginner in map and compass work, as well as for those interested in serious Orienteering. In simple, clear, concise terms the basics of map and compass work are described and illustrated."
—George T. Hamilton, Appalachia

This new, enlarged edition of Be Expert with Map & Compass includes everything the beginner needs to know about the increasingly popular sport of Orienteering: understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness. Other updated sections cover competitive Orienteering, how to join an Orienteering event or organize your own, and useful hints for competitive and wilderness Orienteering. In addition to the revisions throughout, the author has interspersed the text with reminiscences of his more than fifty years of experience with map and compass. Drawing crowds of 25,000 participants at international events, the sport of Orienteering is more popular than ever. The Orienteering world championships were held in the United States for the first time in 1993. For Orienteers and scouts, avid outdoorspeople, and anyone who wants to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

Baker & Taylor
Provides guidance in understanding map symbols, traveling by compass alone, and direction finding

Publisher: New York : Collier Books, 1994
Edition: New rev. and updated ed., 1st Collier Books ed
ISBN: 9780020292654
Characteristics: viii, 220 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm


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Jul 17, 2012

Excellent book with many, many informative illustrations. There are several practice exercises and a mini topographic map in the back of the book to aid in learning. The later chapters have a large focus on Orienteering.


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