Compass and topographical map

Prepper & Survivalism Forum

Help Support Doomsday Prepper Forums:

Do you now how to use a map and compass

  • yes

    Votes: 10 71.4%
  • no

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • kind of

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • no clue at all

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    14

jimLE

A True Doomsday Prepper
Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2013
Messages
7,719
Reaction score
7,659
Location
small town texas
yeah it's a great idea..of course some folks will know the imideate area of where they live..buut thier gonna need some thing to help out after that..i have 2 compass's in b.o.b. at this time..pluse a texas map.i still need a map of the town and imediate area of where i live thoe..
 

TypicalDude

Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2013
Messages
48
Reaction score
17
Location
Antarctic
Compass, map, and binoculars. If you want to compute distances then keep also ruler and goniometer, the small ones, obviously. Write down the basic values of trigonometry if you don't want/cannot keep a computer with yourself.
It's also useful to know how to spot the North star.
Remember to draw the track mile by mile.
 
Last edited:

Tyler

Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2013
Messages
297
Reaction score
204
Location
Lost in the woods
Persoanlly I've done a ton of hiking with maps as my guid and can't stress enough how important it is to get an accurate one. We got lost for 3 days once because the map we had (my fault) wasn't updated to include a massive land slide and the immidate area needed to be avoided.
 

Kenprep1979

Active Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2013
Messages
497
Reaction score
331
Location
Kentucky
This pole is to see if we need a book in the library on map and compass.
i have a book on map and compass use it is Robert L.Mooers,JR." Finding Your Way in the Outdoors" covers compass navigation,map reading,route finding and weather forecasting. very in depth book around 262 pages .
 

Colt 1911

Swiss army knives / multi tools
Joined
Jun 18, 2012
Messages
2,327
Reaction score
1,350
Location
Southern California
i have a book on map and compass use it is Robert L.Mooers,JR." Finding Your Way in the Outdoors" covers compass navigation,map reading,route finding and weather forecasting. very in depth book around 262 pages .
Cool, I'll start putting info together, at least we can point members in the right direction. Thanks for the info.
 

jimLE

A True Doomsday Prepper
Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2013
Messages
7,719
Reaction score
7,659
Location
small town texas
i guess growing up in the country has a lot of credit for this.but I've always been able to know and remember the direction i came from and going to by certain lands marks,and keep my bearings straight at least some what on both accounts.it pays to pay attention to where you just came from by turning around to have a look back every once in a while..
 

Tyler

Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2013
Messages
297
Reaction score
204
Location
Lost in the woods
I'm fairly good at finding my way around. That said I love having a map and compass with me when I'm in new territory. I've been looking for a good map of this area for a while now.
 

jimLE

A True Doomsday Prepper
Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2013
Messages
7,719
Reaction score
7,659
Location
small town texas
oh yeah,nothing can replace a map and compass when in new territory.especilly seeing how easy it is to get lost and/or confused to where you are.and at least some knowledge of the area can prove to be a big pluse if you can obtain it before hand..
 

Latest posts

Top