MAP READING & NATURAL NAVIGATION

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If you are coming from out of town and would like to camp at our campus, this is available for an additional $10 per night, per tent. Please choose this option during enrollment. Bathrooms and showers are on-site.  

In a world that relies way too heavily on GPS and Google Maps (just our opinion), the ability to navigate in the outdoors is becoming rarer and rarer. Don’t let Duracell determine your fate! Join Earth Native for a weekend of land navigation that will give you the tools that you need to navigate any landscape successfully using map and compass and natural navigation methods.

Earth Native lead instructor Dave Scott will be teaching this course. Dave has over two decades of experience navigating rough terrain in the U.S. Army, and during his time working with Search and Rescue teams in the Rocky Mountains. 

 

The first day of class will be focused on map reading, using a compass with a map and natural navigation methods. On the second day, students will get to test out their new skills navigating through a land navigation course.

At the end of this class students will be able to:

  • To read and use topographic maps

  • Properly use a compass

  • Navigate landscapes with map and compass

  • Read, plot, and navigate using UTM grid coordinates

  • Using triangulation to find your unknown location on a map when you can see a known point in    the distance

  • Measure straight and curved line distance on a map

  • Measure distance while hiking utilizing an established pace count

  • Navigate and remain oriented using natural methods like the sun, stars, wind, and other landscape features

Please note: Participants must be physically fit enough to navigate several miles across uneven, wooded terrain.

Dates: February 29-March 1, 2020

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $145 (map and compass provided)

Location: 

Day 1: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX 

Day 2: Location TBA

Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 13+, if you feel your child would enjoy this class. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult participant with a 1:1 ratio. An enrollment form and payment must be received for each person attending, regardless of age.

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Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle

16 oz, TKWide insulated

hot/cold beverage bottle 

with leak-proof cafe cap, $25

27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle 

with spots top, $20

Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!

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Bastrop, TX 78602