Top wilderness trainer and author, Craig Caudill, is back with his third wilderness book, this time partnering with fellow navigation expert Tracy Trimble to teach readers all the ins and outs of safely finding their way in the woods. Land navigation remains an essential survival skill, even in the age of the GPS. Craig and Tracy have stories from their search and rescue recovery trips where hikers and other adventurers relied too heavily on electronic navigation devices that failed. GPS units are surprisingly fragile; they can easily be damaged, get lost or run out of battery. People are becoming more aware of this issue and seeking safer solutions. This practical, modern guide teaches anyone to become a true wilderness expert by properly using the most reliable form of navigation - a map and compass. Readers will learn to check themselves with natural navigation skills such as reading the sky, flora and terrain, and utilise a GPS only as a backup.
This fresh guide, like Craig's other popular books, walks readers through common scenarios, with bonus foldout maps at the back that help outdoorsmen learn their skills by experience. Readers will not want to miss out on this enjoyable and relevant guide to mastering the most essential survival skill.
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