It’s really hard to think when there’s this awful, nauseating realization that you may be lost in the wilderness and you start to panic.
Suppose you have a map and compass along, and a basic idea of how to use them. But maybe you didn’t think about using them…Now
Every year, people get lost in the wilderness areas and are rescued. But some vanish and are never found. The statistics are frightening.
Don’t become one. Learn from these common mistakes to keep from dying in the backcountry and possibly winning a Darwin award.
by Leon Pantenburg
The older couple at the Swampy
Topographic map users are familiar with the small declination diagram at the bottom of the map. Here is how to use it.
by Blake Miller
This diagram is located at the bottom center of the map.
Let’s zoom in on it.
The graphic and information presented relates directly to the declination of the
Sometimes a task or survival skill, when viewed in its entirety, seems to be overwhelming (Such as where do you start to learn land navigation?) The best way tackle learning such a skill is to break things down into smaller “baby steps.”
Land navigation expert Blake Miller explains how