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Navigating without a Compass

Navigating without a Compass

An important survival skill is navigating without a compass, map, or GPS. Most people that lost…didn’t plan on it! Therefore, it’s not likely that they packed a compass, map, GPS or other navigation aid. Many people that get lost in the woods are campers separated from their group, families searching for a Christmas tree, or skiers that have taken the wrong trail. These aren’t the kind of outings that you’d expect to pack a compass! So knowing how to navigate…

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Wilderness Navigation

Wilderness Navigation

Wilderness navigation can be an invaluable skill when exploring the great outdoors. The best places to explore and go hiking have no roads and lots of vegetation, making it very easy to get lost. If you’ve ever been lost in the woods for any length of time, you’ll know that it’s a very humbling and unpleasant feeling. A little preparation and practice with a few simple navigation tools can help you stay on track and avoid getting lost. Before you…

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Geocaching

Geocaching

Geocaching is the modern-day treasure hunt that is loads of fun for kids and adults. This camping game provides hours of excitement as you trek through the woods looking for the hidden canisters. Unlike an ordinary hike or a backpacking trip, there’s the thrill of pursuit as you follow your GPS and the clues given for each cache. Geocaching a great group activity and is the ultimate hide & go seek. Individuals and organizations have hidden thousands and thousands of…

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Garmin Rino

Garmin Rino

If you’ve ever been lost in the woods, than add the Garmin Rino to your wish list! I’ve been using the Rino 110 for over 7 years now on hunting, camping, and military expeditions. It’s one of the coolest gadgets that I own. And truth be told, my parents got it for me because of my propensity for getting lost in the woods?! The device combines all the benefits of a medium range FMS / GMRS radio and a full…

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