All the Skills You Need to Navigate Unfamiliar Terrain
*FULL-SIZE fold-out USGS map included for hands-on practice and training!*
Top wilderness trainer and author Craig Caudill partners with fellow wilderness instructor Tracy Trimble to help you find your way in nature—no matter the tools you have on hand—in this must-have guide at a portable size and with thick, sturdy paper ideal for field-use.
Using real-life stories of wilderness navigation successes—and cautionary tales of wilderness exploration gone awry—Craig and Tracy start with the basics of rudimentary compass and map use before teaching the finer points of these indispensable resources, making Essential Wilderness Navigation the ultimate go-to guide for explorers of all skill levels. You’ll also learn how technological aids like GPS and natural elements like flora, fauna and celestial bodies can help you identify your position. Armed with your new knowledge and skills, you will be well equipped to troubleshoot any problems, explore nature and become a master wilderness navigator.
Further your wilderness knowledge with Craig Caudill's other wilderness skills books: Extreme Wilderness Survival and Ultimate Wilderness Gear.
About the Author
Craig Caudill is the author of Extreme Wilderness Survival and Ultimate Wilderness Gear, and he’s the founder and director of Nature Reliance School. He lives in Winchester, Kentucky.
Tracy Trimble is a former US Army reservist who teaches land navigation and other backcountry skills to federal and state first responders and to civilians with Nature Reliance School. He lives in central Kentucky
“Craig and Tracy have presented the complex puzzle of navigation in a way that begs for the reader to get out and try it without being overwhelmed.”
—Alex Hyrcza, chair, Commonwealth of Kentucky Search and Rescue Advisory Committee
“Land navigation is the single most important backcountry skill. Craig Caudill has the experience to teach you what works in the real world.”
—Evan Hill, owner, Backcountry Skills Guide and Hill People Gear
“I am excited to have a portable and easy-to-read resource to recommend to anyone who wants to plot a course toward competency with navigational skills.”
—Tali Hunt, backcountry skills instructor, Adventures in Good Company, Women Adventure Travel