Reading the landscape
Map reading, navigation and tools, tips & techniques for finding your way and understanding where you are.
“Discover, explore and protect our planet” – free software to use on phones etc for animal tracking and contributing to a worldwide environmental monitoring network.
Global Discovery: Dowsing Tips
How to find water and other materials by dowsing, from a master practitioner.
How to read a tide table
'It’s important to know how to read a tide table for safe navigation. Understanding tide heights and when high or low tides occur can help you decide the best time to explore tide pools, dig for clams, anchor your boat or beachcomb for shells. Knowing how to read tide tables can also help keep you safe.' REI Co-Op.
How to read a topo map
This article covers these concepts: How contour lines let you visualize your terrain - How map scales work - Other useful map details. REI Co-Op.
How to use a compass
This article covers the following concepts: Identifying the basic parts of a compass - Understanding and setting declination adjustment - Using your compass to orient your map - Understanding bearings and how to use them. REI Co-Op.
Builds on your innate ability to create a greater awareness of your immediate environment, using your senses of sight, sound, smell & touch and a map and compass. Training & resources.