LAND NAVIGATION FUNDAMENTALS
The goal of the Land Navigation Fundamentals course is to teach individuals how to navigate in a wooded area while utilizing a Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) map, a compass, and a protractor. This course will focus on learning and interpreting an MGRS map in the 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 scale, plotting grid coordinates obtaining azimuths, and determining distance. Students will also learn how to use a compass and protractor, practice their 100-meter pace count, practice the dead reckoning technique and navigate in a wooded area.
Course attendees will greatly increase their ability to read and interpret maps, while also gaining the ability to travel through wooded areas while utilizing a map, compass, and protractor. Check the "What to Bring to Class" section for links to purchase the compass and protractor on Amazon.
WHO CAN ATTEND:
Open to any law abiding citizen, active or retired law enforcement, or military personnel. Students will be traveling in a wooded area for an extended period of time and must be physically able to do so.
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS:
- Compass (Cammenga 3H military style tritium lensatic compass. Tritium style allows compass to be utilized in low light conditions (Purchase Online Here)
- Coordinate Scale and Protractor (Purchase Online Here)
- Clear eye protection
- Watch (non-smartwatch style or GPS capable)
- Inclement weather clothing
- Long sleeve shirts and pants
- Hiking style boots / shoes
- Pocket sized notepad
- Pen and pencil
- Water source (preferably camel back style, due to allowing hands to be free while walking)
- 24 Hour Emergency Kit (food, water, space blanket, fire starting equipment, knife, etc.)