Advanced Land Navigation Course

Duration5 Days


Land Navigation Training: Advanced

The Advanced Land Navigation Course is designed for the serious outdoorsman. This is a 5 day course, consisting of: 2 days of in depth classroom work and 3 days of overland movement. The attendee must be capable of carrying 3-4 days worth of food and 36 hours of water, all necessary survival gear, and comfort supplies in moderate to steep terrain and distances up to 20 kilometers a day.

Land Navigation Course

In this advanced land navigation course, the users will be taught how to make sound decisions in terrain where consequences matter. This course is perfect for a group event or team building exercise.

* Costs can vary depending on location and class requirements

Training Topics

  • Map Reading and Characteristics
  • The Grid Coordinate Systems
  • Protractor Use
  • Field Protractor Construction
  • Point Plotting
  • Measuring Map Distance
  • Route Planning
  • Pace Count
  • Lensatic Compass Use
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Terrain Association
  • Instructor Led Routes
  • Individual Routes
  • Advanced Map Reading
  • Intersection/ Resection
  • Map Recce
  • Route Selection
  • Muti-Day Route Planning
  • Mountaineering Techniques
  • Emergency Survival Techniques

Mandatory Equipment

  • Compass (CAMMENGA MODEL 3H TRITIUM LENSATIC COMPASS is strongly recommended)
  • Method to Hydrate on the move
  • Sleeping bag (climate appropriate)
  • Sleeping pad
  • White light flashlight or headlamp
  • Tent/ Shelter
  • Ability to carry 8qts of water
  • 3 days of camp food
  • Hiking/ Mountaineering/ Tactical Backpack capable of carrying all items
  • Eye protection (clear lenses mandatory for night, tinted lenses for daytime)
  • Comfort items
  • Collapsable shovel
  • First Aid Kit
  • Climate appropriate change of clothes
  • Inclimate weather gear
  • Survival kit
  • Camp stove w/fuel
  • Water purification gear (Filter and sanitize)

Recommended Equipment

  • Staedtler Fine Tip Permanent Markers (with eraser pen)
  • Waterproof Map Case
  • Mechanical pencils
  • 3x5 Cards
  • Cliff Bars or food for on the move
  • Hiking poles

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