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CAMRA

PO Box 26478

Phoenix, AZ 85068-6478

Email:
info@mountainrescue.org


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(623) 252-5878

  

Wilderness Medical Training

Are you prepared?

What happens if your navigation app or GPS becomes lost or damaged while you are in the wilderness? Do you know how to use a map or a compass? Get peace-of-mind by taking the same map and compass training class provided to search and rescue personnel throughout the state.

 

This fast-paced, yet comprehensive one-day program will teach you how to navigate in the backcountry. Put your classroom knowledge to the test on our outdoor training course with hands-on activities.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Read a topographic map

  • Orient a map to your surroundings

  • Find your location on a map

  • Confidently determine your route and direction of travel 

  • Differentiate True North, Magnetic North, and Grid North

  • Compensate for magnetic declination and deviations

  • Calculate your pace count

 

...and many other potentially life-saving skills!

 

Tuition includes: 

  • Compass suitable for land navigation

  • Map tool for plotting coordinates and measuring distance

  • Pace beads for determining your distance traveled

 

Please Bring:

  • Pen and paper for notes during classroom session

  • At least one fine-line permanent marker for marking on maps (maps are provided)

  • Clothing appropriate for expected weather conditions

  • Small backpack with hydration, snacks, and any other items you might want with you while outside

PLEASE NOTE: You must have the physical capacity to walk off-trail, through varied terrain in a desert environment over a distance of approximately 2 miles for the field activities.

 

Location:

North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N 7th St

Phoenix, Arizona 85022

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

If you have further questions regarding the Map and Compass Navigation Course provided by CAMRA, on-line registration difficulties, or general questions regarding this training, you can email us.

Map and Compass Navigation Course

September 14, 2019

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