Basic Compass Navigation
4.4 (65 ratings)
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Basic Compass Navigation

Finding your way
4.4 (65 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
278 students enrolled
Created by Dave Canterbury
Last updated 3/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Upon Completeing this course the student will understand the basic use of a compass to not only find direction but also how to travel over distance in a straight line, understand how far they have traveled and be able to find the way back to a know point of origin
Requirements
  • You will need a Base Plate style compass for this set of exersises as well as a set of Pace beads these can be made during the course and there wil be instruction on doing this, a Pad and Pencil will be usefull for taking notes
Description

This course will teach you the basic parts of a compass, how to identify a Northern Direction, correctly set a travel bearing, use your compass to travel over distance leap frogging to avoid lateral drift and to find you way back to know point of origin. We will discuss how to negotiate an obstacle and get back on your correct line of travel, as well as how to factor in how far you have actually walked using a pace count method. The basics of Compass navigation can give you a new sense of confidence when traveling in the outdoors, and allow you to leave the beaten path to discover the wonders of nature that others may not see.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone new to the Outdoors or new to using a compass for Navigation
Course content
Expand 14 lectures 34:06
+ Introduction
14 lectures 34:06

Lesson 1 will familiarize you with the basic parts of the compass we will use in the rest of these lessons

Preview 02:29
Basic Compass Navigation Declination
04:11
Basic Compass Navigation Walking a straight line
01:17
Basic Compass Navigation Selecting a Travel Direction
00:57
Basic Compass Navigation Plugging in a Visual Bearing
02:35
Basic Compass Navigation Reverse Azimuths
02:32
Basic Compass Navigation Boxing an Obstacle
03:40
Basic Compass Navigation Pace Counting
03:56
Basic Compass Navigation Judging Distance
02:36
Compass as a Multi Tool
01:18
Basic compass Completion and Continued learning
01:04
Parts of the compass
1 question
Walking a Straight Line
1 question
Leap Frogging
1 question
Boxing Objects
1 question
Pace Counting
3 questions