This intensive and thorough land navigation course combines both classroom and field training. Day 1 starts in the classroom going over fundamentals of map and compass use. Day 2 involves practical application of skills in mountainous terrain along with advanced techniques grounded in realistic needs. Students will gain a strong foundation for this essential skill set through practical repetition of critical skills under the watchful supervision of Fieldcraft Survival Instructors. Additional topics will include:
-Pacing exercise and practical assessment
-Taking bearings/back bearings
-Boxing an obstacle
-Offset shooting techniques
-Primitive and austere navigation(Shadow Sticks)
-Terrain association in the field
-Creating a navigation card and using it in the field
-Introduction to GPS and internet navigation aids
No prior experience is needed and kids over 12 are welcome with a paid seat.
One recent student said the following about the course: "I was fortunate enough to take the one-day land navigation course with Kevin Estela in Bristol, CT. The class exceeded my expectations in many ways and I'm still happy and excited about it four days later. Kevin has a teaching style that's very user-friendly. The class is a full day, but the format of the material and the style in which it's taught makes the day go by super fast. By the time the class ended, I felt like I wanted to keep going and learn more. I will definitely be attending the two-day version when it is available on the east coast. Kevin, as an instructor, was very enthusiastic, motivated, and collected. He was immediately able to answer any/every question asked with no fluff in his responses. The course material itself was appropriate. There was someone in class with their child (under 18) and they were both able to firmly grasp the material that was provided to them, so this is definitely a class that's good for all ages. Now that the class is over, I feel confident in reading a map and using a compass. I'm significantly more motivated to explore and pursue an entirely new part of life that I've been missing out on. I would recommend this class to everybody that is looking to be outside, travel, or explore." -Justin
Required Minimum Equipment:
Notebook and pen
Compass (will be provided for use at the class)
Course Time: 9am-3pm
Day 1: 2211 W 3000 S, Heber City, UT 84032
Day 2: We will meet at 8:30 in the field. Specific location and directions will be discussed in class on day 1.
Children 12 and older are welcome to join with a paid seat.
For any additional questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring your own lunch, drinks, and snacks.
By purchasing you agree to the No Refund policy.
For those traveling for courses in Heber City, UT we recommend the Holiday Inn Express. Let them know that you are attending a Fieldcraft Survival course and they will give you 15% off of stated room rates.
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