Introduction to Navigation Skills (2 Evenings)

Introduction to Navigation Skills (2 Evenings)
CAD CA$55.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Winnipeg
  • Product code: P1MW3F

Feel comfortable travelling off road by land or water. This course is designed for the first time navigator or someone wishing to brush up their skills. The indoor clinic will introduce the basic terminology, techniques of successful navigation. In the outdoor clinic on the second evening we will get right into the bush and put some of these new skills into practice!

Indoor Clinic:  Tuesday, June 18th, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Wilderness Supply Winnipeg 50 Isabel St.
Topics Covered:

  • Read and interpret topographic maps

  • Understand and plot 6 digit UTM co-ordinates

  • Learn how to orient your map, take a bearing on land and how to transfer it to your map

  • Understand navigation terminology such as: back bearing, line of sight, aiming off, catching, features/handrails, etc.

  • Navigation strategy and common sense tips

Outdoor Clinic: Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: NW Parking Lot of Assiniboine Forest (Corner of Grant and Chalfont) 
Topics Covered:

  • Observe the effects of drift

  • Plot straight line bearings

  • Put into practice navigational techniques learned in the indoor session

  • Learn how to travel effectively and quickly through bush and uneven terrain

  • Learn how to use your companions to increase the accuracy of your navigation

Please Bring:

  • Compass 
  • Headlamp for the outdoor clinic
  • Pen and notepad to take notes 

A course manual will be provided to all participants. If you have your own compass, or plan to buy one, please bring it to the course so that you can learn how to properly use your own compass.