WeaponsMan: Land Nav Part III – Compass And Pace

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Essential for study and practice.

Part II

Part I

See also this DTG post.

And this MVT post.

10 responses to “WeaponsMan: Land Nav Part III – Compass And Pace

  1. The #1 reason people don’t think land nav is important….
    GPS
    Along with-I have an app for that
    And,I have a great sense of direction
    And,I know all the local landmarks-I don’t need a map-or a compass.
    Far too few people have even basic map and compass skills.
    Too many people rely on cheap compasses as well,the low end compasses are junk,buy a decent compass…
    Cammenga,Brunton,the higher end Silva models.
    You get what you pay for.
    Always have a back-up compass.
    Get out and use map and compass-in unfamiliar areas,then do it over and over and over.
    Lan nav is not something you can learn from YouTube,or by reading a book or the Army FM-you have to get out in the field and practice.

    • “Land nav is not something you can learn from YouTube,or by reading a book or the Army FM-you have to get out in the field and practice.”

      Amen. And get your young ones out into the woods doing it. It can be a huge confidence builder; one of those facets of the self-reliance cube.

  2. Guy’s left-handed….

  3. Ranger beads are useful. Get some put them on every pack you own.

  4. Bring your beads.

  5. just plain todd

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/it%E2%80%99s-rucksacks-foxholes-as-army-goes-old-school-for-new-crises/ar-BBtQucf?li=BBnbcA1

    guess hi tech don’t always work………pity the poor soldier digging her own foxholle in the article.

  6. Uncle Larry

    Practice at night. It gets interesting.

  7. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  8. oh shit you mean my GPS is not the end all be all? its the friggin devil box tech tool. stay way away from it. use a sticking map with contour lines and grids. many out there to choose from. then update it to your local area from satellite imigery . cover with clear self adhesive shelf paper. shit we all know this, its all basic stuff. 101 stuff! oh BTW I don’t even have a GPS in my plane. town water towers still have names on them.