Wilderness Supply Intro to Navigation Skills - Indoor 3 hr

$30.00 CAD
  • Product Number: 1739IN01

Feel comfortable travelling off road by land or water. This course is designed for the first time navigator, adventure racers, or someone wishing to brush up their skills. This indoor only clinic will introduce the basic terminology and techniques of successful navigation.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Read and interpret topographic maps
  • Understand and plot 6 digit UTM co-ordinates
  • Learn how to orient your map, take a bearing on land and how to transfer it to your map
  • Understand navigation terminology such as: back bearing, line of sight, aiming off, catching, features/handrails, etc.
  • Practice taking bearings, plotting and travel (indoor practice)
  • Navigation strategy and common sense tips

Course Schedule:

5:45 PM - Meet at Wilderness Supply at 50 Isabel St. 

6:00 - 9:00 PM: Classroom instruction

Please Bring:

  • Compass (preferably one with a sighting mirror and declination adjustment like the Silva Expedition S)
  • Pen and notepad to take notes 
  • A course manual will be provided to all participants at the beginning of the course.