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When GPS and smartphone navigation fails or is otherwise impractical, map and compass use can save the day. Add this critical skill to your outdoor toolkit.

Mastery of map compass navigation can reduce your reliance on smartphone and GPS use. This saves batteries, makes you safer, helps you understand the fundamentals of navigation, and in many cases, is faster.

Keynote: An Introduction to Map Compass Use (~40 minutes)

  • Reading maps and terrain
  • Using a map to identify lines of position without a compass
  • Compass types, features, and benefits
  • Using a compass to identify lines of position
  • Fixing your location on a map

QA (~ 20 minutes)

  • TBA

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  • Event Description: An Introduction to Map Compass Use
  • Livestream Date and Time: July 2, 2022 9 AM US Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

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By Backpacking Light

Backpacking Light was founded in November of 2000 with the simple mission of promoting backcountry travel in lightweight style. We are based in the Northern Rockies with offices in Bozeman, Montana and Laramie, Wyoming, with educational and guided trekking programs offered in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness of Montana (Billings area) and Medicine Bow Mountains of Wyoming (Denver area).