Next skip grid lines numbered at either side of the map, move UP to the east-west grid line that precedes the desired point these two digits are the UP reading. Coordinate locate the 1,meter grid square in which point X is located; the next square to the right would be ; the next square up would be , and so forth Figure Locate the point to the nearest meters using estimation. Figure Determining grids without coordinate point. With a Coordinate Scale ,

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You must also have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the study guide. Others do not. Many are illegal for the EFMB. Be honorable and honest. Remember that if you thought of it, it has been thought of before. Everyone knows about the chem-light trick. Chem-light will be utilized only to help graders find lost candidates. The same points are not utilized on the night. Also the signs are changes on the lanes frequently. At night, graders will be out on the lanes.

There are two reasons for this: one, assist injured or lost soldiers and two, maintain control of the lanes. During the night course, remember that there are only two variables - your pace count and you azimuth.

If used properly, your compass will not lie to you. If measured accurately, your pace count will be correct. When measuring your pace count, keep in mind that you should adjust slightly if traveling uphill or downhill.

The distance shown on a map is from point A to point B over flat terrain, "as the crow flies". You need to understand a little basic geometry to understand this. That technique works extremely well in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, because the hard surface roads in the land navigation area are correctly shown on the map.

At Fort Hood, however, this technique will cause complete failure. The roads in the area are dirt and change yearly. Fire breaks are not recommended either because they are changed over the years. Look at the date of the map to help you decide if you should use terrain association. Before you do the practical, make sure that you know how to plot your points correctly.

This is key. Wear the black shell gloves. These are great when going through the bush. Always redo your pace count and recheck your compass. Even if you are doing the same course, your pace count may still fluctuate depending on whether you are hurt, the weather, the time of day, or who knows what else.

Also, your compass could have been damaged between your last land navigation practical and now. Therefore, always recheck it. As soon as time starts, start the timer on your high speed digital watch.

Then go to your start point promptly. This will save you time that you may need later. Once at your start point, plot all of your points using a clipboard, mechanical pencil, and your own trustworthy protractor with a thread or dental floss tied to the middle. Plot all four points. Then determine a tentative plan for the order that you will get your points in. Determine the direction and distance to the point you want to go to first. Store your map and scorecard in a 1-gal size zip lock bag, put it into your cargo pocket and button both buttons.

Anytime that you are going through an open area, use the thumb to cheek method for shooting your azimuth. I started doing this and it helped keep me on azimuth much better than just holding the compass at my waist. Adjust your pace count according to the terrain. In open areas, I decrease my pace count by steps to estimate meters. In highly vegetated areas, I increase my pace count by 5. Use your Ranger Beads to keep track of your pace count. Once you find your point, record the code onto your score sheet in black pen.

Make sure you record it next to the right point i. Before you turn in your score sheet, double check that you wrote the write codes next to the right points.


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Contents include essential knowledge about general map use, orienteering, compass use, and navigating over multiple types of terrain. Also includes topographic map structure and use, map legends and symbols, the military grid system and coordinates, measuring scale and distance, interpreting aerial photographs with maps, use of compasses of various types, interpreting map relief and elevation marks, map drawing, GPS, and orienteering methods and tips. Gain essential backcountry navigation skills to handle any terrain that your path takes you to. Full of backcountry knowledge for anyone interested in brushing up on map and compass skills. Great for camping, hiking, backpacking, hunting trips, and bushcrafting. Not just for military personnel, this book is a great gift for outdoors enthusiasts and wilderness travelers! Available in both paperback and hardcover, readers can enjoy this Civilian Reference Edition reissue for generations to come and learn from its timeless knowledge.



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