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Land Navigation

Land Navigation
22 June, 2020

Land Navigation

Navigational skills and equipment as survival prevention.

This 1 day course instills the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for Land Navigation. You will learn how to read and interpret Topographic Maps, effectively use a compass, and access the Global Positioning System (GPS) for speed, verification and back-up of our skills.

We will focus on the theoretical training of map & compass, practical demonstrations and activity. In the afternoon we’ll be spend a short time learning to use a GPS Receiver, however most of the afternoon will be spent out in the woods practicing and honing our navigational skills.

Syllabus (includes but not limited to):

Importance of map care and maintenance

Reading and Interpreting a map

Plotting a position on a map

Compass theory

Sighting and Setting Bearings

Plotting a route on a map

Measuring distance both on the map and on the ground

Use of a GPS Receiver to aid traditional navigational skills

4 may 2021 at 9:30 am
6 may 2021 at 9:30 am

Duration: This Masterclass will last 8 hours
Costs Masterclass: €59,50

About The Speaker

Born in Southern Ontario, Dave spent his childhood in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and exploring with friends and family. Listening to his grandparents stories of adventure in the outdoors, inspired a real hunger for knowledge, experience and personal growth.

Joining Army Cadets at age 12, Toronto Scottish Regiment (infantry) at age 19, and transferring into the Regular Forces a year later. Dave served 6 years as a Weapons Technician Land (army) in CFB Val Cartier, Quebec which included a 6 month deployment as a UN Peacekeeper in Nicosia, Cyprus. Read more >

Sessions by Dave McDonald

4 may 2021 - MASTERCLASS

6 may 2021 - MASTERCLASS
7 may 2021 - Key Note Lecture

9 may 2021 - Key Note Lecture