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:
- 24-Hour Emergency Kit (Food, Water, Space Blanket, Fire-starting Equipment, Knife, etc.)
- Clear Eye Protection
- Compass (Cammenga 3H Military Style Tritium Lensatic Compass. Tritium Style Allows Compass to be Utilized in Low Light Conditions (Purchase Online Here)
- Coordinate Scale & Protractor (Purchase Online Here)
- Hiking Style Boots/Shoes
- Inclement weather clothing
- Long Sleeve Shirts & Pants
- Pen & Pencil
- Pocket-sized Notepad
- Watch (Non-Smartwatch Style or GPS Capable)
- Water Source (Preferably Camelback Style, Due to Allowing Hands to be Free while Walking)