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Don’t make these deadly wilderness mistakes

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

Making sense of the declination diagram

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

How to work with degrees true |

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