Advanced Outdoor Navigation: Basics and Beyond

Advanced Outdoor Navigation: Basics and Beyond

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By (author) Gregory J. Davenport, By (author) Greg Davenport

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  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 234mm x 25mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2006
  • ISBN 10: 0762737069
  • ISBN 13: 9780762737062
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, b&w photos
  • Sales rank: 189,110

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This guide takes readers well beyond the basic skills of map and compass, moving readers to a level of complete understanding of navigation in the outdoors--regardless of terrain or time of day, whether traveling over rock or ice, through desert or jungle, on a river or at sea. As one of the most thorough books on the subject, Advanced Outdoor Navigation complements Falcon's successful list of navigation titles by going beyond the basics and offering readers the most comprehensive study of navigational skills ever published. Written by Greg Davenport, considered one of the best global survival experts in the world.

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Greg Davenport is the founding member of Simply Survival, a wilderness education program based out of Stevenson, Washington, and the author of numerous books related to outdoor survival. He has been conducting wilderness trips for over twenty years and has students from around the world follow him into the mountains and deserts to learn both basic and advanced wilderness navigation and survival skills. As a former U.S. Air Force Survival Instructor, he is considered one of the best global survival experts in the world and has consulted or appeared on such shows as 48 Hours, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, ABC PrimeTime Thursday, and on the BBC and MSNBC. Greg is the host of Risk Takers/History Makers, which appears on the History Channel. This show re-creates the incredible journeys of past explorers such as John Wesley Powell and Ernest Shackleton.

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Advanced Outdoor Navigation takes you well beyond the basic skills of map and compass to a level of complete understanding of navigation in the outdoors. Once you master these skills, you'll never get lost again - regardless of terrain or time of day, whether you're traveling over rock or ice, through desert or jungle, on a river or at sea. In these pages global survival expert Greg Davenport shares his vast expertise in outdoor navigation, travel, and wilderness survival. Inside you'll find in-depth information on all three topics, accompanied by numerous illustrations that make both basic and advanced concepts accessible and easy to understand. Exercises at the end of every chapter will help you practice and perfect your navigation skills.Amazing in its depth and scope, Advanced Outdoor Navigation offers readers the most comprehensive study of navigational skills ever published.

Table of contents

(1) Introduction & History of Navigation (2) Wilderness Survival (3) All About Maps & Charts (4) All About Compasses (5) Using a Map & Compass (6) Using Celestial & Other Aids (7) Basics of Land Travel (8) Travel in Unique Environments (9) Gear for Rough Land Travel (10) Climbing Knots (11) Traveling Over Rock Surfaces (12) Snow & Glacier Travel (13) Global Positioning System (GPS) (14) Index