Knowing where you are and getting where you want to go, safely and efficiently, are important skills for spending time in the great outdoors. The traditional use of map and compass is a reliable beginning, but newer technologies are now available. These resources from the Library can help you get to your destination and back out again!
Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS by Bob Burns
The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide by Tristan Gooley
Garmin eTrex Vista HCx: Personal Navigator
Outdoor Navigation with GPS
Using a Map and Compass by Don Geary
Be Expert with Map & Compass: The Complete “Orienteering” Handbook by Bjorn Kjellstrom
NOLS Wilderness Navigation by Darran Wells
GPS Outdoors: A Practical Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts by Russell Helms
Using GPS Bruce Grubbs
Explore our digital magazine collection with OverDrive! Here you can read the complete electronic version of titles such as Backpacker, Outside, and The Great Outdoors.
Stream Videos on Kanopy
Go to Kanopy and watch the series Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe. 24 insightful videos will give you the practical skills you need to set off for the water or the woods. Topics such as canoeing and kayaking skills, backpacking, navigation, and first aid are covered.