Chris on July 29th, 2009

Why and how When navigating in difficult areas, particularly “cross-country” or “off-trail” you must be absolutely certain of your location.  GPS has made this easy, but if your GPS unit fails, you should have the skills to navigate using your map and compass. To start, you will be using “vectors”.  A vector is a mathematical […]

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Chris on July 29th, 2009

This is a basic design that has been around quite a while.  It is an incredibly simple single wall tent with two poles.  I’ve used mine in Chile and Argentina in Patagonia and the Andes.  If you are looking at a tent for mountain conditions at this price point, I’m sure you’ll be doing your […]

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Chris on July 29th, 2009

Topographic maps are the first thing you should buy when preparing for a trip into the field. Buy these maps well in advance of a trip so that you have time to do two things; study the area you plan to explore, and prepare the map for rough environments.

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