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Map and Compass Handbook

Be Expert With Map & Compass

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The Complete Orienteering Handbook, also known as the "Be Expert with Map and Compass Book" is the comprehensive survival and recreational map and compass handbook. It includes both basic and advanced techniques for field use and orienteering. What good is a compass if you don't know how to really use it. Believe me, there is more to it than just walking in the direction of the needle.

This book, the new revised edition by Bjorn Kjellstrom, is a perfect way to be prepared in case of an emergency. We at Best Glide ASE sound like a broken record when it comes to the subject of preparedness. Being ready is not limited to having the right equipment, but also knowing how to use it effectively BEFORE the emergency occurs.

The Be Expert with Map and Compass Book, The Complete Orienteering Handbook, includes sample maps, a practice model compass and a protractor. You simply won't find a more complete text on Map and Compass use than this.

Why even carry a compass?

In a survival situation, a compass is a must have item.  Of course, it is always best to stay in one place if searchers are looking for you and it is safe to do so.  However, if you must move, you must know which direction you are going.  Equally important is the ability to walk in one direction without walking a circle and ending up back where you started.

However, what good is a compass if you don't know how to use it? At Best Glide ASE, we feel that knowledge is often better than equipment and equipment without knowledge on how to use it is wasted equipment. Food, water and matches are easy. But a compass, or firestarter or even signal flares...these take and necessitate practice, or at least study, BEFORE the emergency occurs.

Valuable time has been wasted by a victim of a survival situation simply because they did not have the ability to walk a straight line. A compass is necessary and fun for survival and recreation. A quality compass, like our Silva or Adventurer Series Compasses are dependable, durable and most importantly, do what they are designed to do; keep you going in the correct direction.

Be Expert with Map and Compass Handbook Features

220 pages
Paperback edition