Tag Archives: maps

Reader Question: Fixing Position

Pete, the best way to keep this straight is as follows. When working with terrain use magnetic azimuth and when working with a map use grid azimuth. Take a look at the illustration above. Let’s assume that you are working … Continue reading

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Land Navigation: Direction, Orientation and Location

One of the many fallouts from advanced technology is the insidious erosion of core skills needed to operate in a combat zone. Land navigation using a grid map and compass is at the top of that list. So, put your … Continue reading

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Working on a review of the Garmin Fortrex 401

I’ve just started on a full review of the Foretrex 401 and I am really liking it. Everything that you need in a small package. I did run across some “expert” reviews that were somewhat tepid; I admit to being … Continue reading

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