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Re: An important find worth mentioning!

Unread postby Kraftd » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:00 pm

Sadly I think there is a whole heap of kids who never have any intention of being in a position where a compass is required. Ask me and that's a big part of our problems. We learned in middle school, but sadly my compass map skills are rusty at best. I usually use my compass as a back check on my phone for general direction and always know my out direction to closest road. That said, 99% of my hunting is not in wilderness at this point.


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Re: An important find worth mentioning!

Unread postby Horizontal Hunter » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:51 pm

My state has a Map Compass, and Survival course as part of the hunter education courses. It isn't required and it is free.

Proper land navigation and basic fire making and debris shelter making are covered. It is a great course for the beginner.

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Re: An important find worth mentioning!

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:02 pm

dan wrote:
Dan T wrote:True north and magnetic north (what your compass shows you) are two different things. You need to know the declination for your area when using a compass. Take a reading with your compass, calculate in your declination and you will have true north. my guess would be that the software does it for you and the difference your seeing in what your compass says and your app says is declination, the difference between magnetic and true north.

Yep... We should do a post on reading and navigating with a compass. They used to teach a coarse on it when I went to high school. But that's been replaced with mandatory protesting classes.



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Re: An important find worth mentioning!

Unread postby d_rek » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:07 am

tagging so I can follow along...
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Re: An important find worth mentioning!

Unread postby ghoasthunter » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:33 pm

THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOL A HUNTER HAS IS BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS

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