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Basic Essentials Map & Compass, 3rd (Basic Essentials Series)
From the Back Cover For a generation, the Basic Essentials® series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials® books tell you what you need to know. Discover techniques for:Choosing and using the right type of compassUsing a map and compass in concert with a GPS receiverReading and understanding contour lines and other map featuresPlotting a course and finding your way through the wildernessUsing the stars to navigate rivers, streams, and trails at nightFinding and ordering the maps you need Read more About the Author Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a canoeing consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on camping, canoeing, and navigation. He lives in River Falls, Wisconsin. Read more RKV-9.BasicEssentialMap