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
- 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
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
Dave Canterbury is the co-owner and supervising instructor at The Pathfinder School, which was named by USA Today as one of the top twelve survival schools in the United States. In addition to his work at the Pathfinder School, Dave is the New York Times bestselling author of Bushcraft 101, Advanced Bushcraft, The Bushcraft Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild, and Bushcraft First Aid. He has been published in Back Woodsman Magazine, New Pioneer, American Frontiersman,Trapper’s World and Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine, He has also been featured on the cover of Backwoodsman Magazine in the US and Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine in the UK. Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Wilderness Ministry from Frontier Christian University as well as his certification in Wilderness First Aid/CPR and Advanced Search and Rescue. He is certified as an Expert Trapper by the Fur Takers of America and holds basic and intermediate certificates from the International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences. Dave is the Global Ambassador for Morakniv and he lives in southeastern Ohio USA