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Old April 11, 2013, 02:21 PM   #51
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There are great military manuals available that cover map and compass work
FM 3-25.26 is the Army's manual on land nav. Gives a pretty good break down of how to use a map to get around.
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Old April 12, 2013, 07:59 PM   #52
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GPS vs Map & Compass

The military grade lensatic compass uses Tritium for illumination. Tritium is a controlled radioactive materiel but available to the public when used in several different applications. It will provide illumination to the face of the compass in total darkness. Proficiency with the map and compass takes instruction and practice.
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