Map Reading and Navigation Course - Trueways Survival Courses - Gift Pack

Gift Pack - 2 Day Map Reading and Navigation Course

Gift Pack - 2 Day Map Reading and Navigation Course

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Gift Pack - 2 Day Map Reading and Navigation Course

The Trueways Survival Course Gift pack makes an ideal gift option for budding survivalist, recipients will receive a Mora Orange Survival Knife, A Trueways Course Voucher and a multi-function Survival Kit which includes lots of useful items to help the recipient on their course.

Your gift pack will contain :

1 x Trueways Course Voucher valid for a minium of 12 months
1 x Mora Survival Knife
1 x Web-Tex Survival Tin complete with a button compass, night light, flint, striker, cutter, book matches, pencil, sewing kit, wire saw, whistle, snare wire, puritabs, safety pin, fishing kit and instructions.

This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.



This makes the Trueways Survival Course gift pack the perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiast - All of these items are included in the price of the gift pack.

A Huge range of locations to chose from

Courses are held across the UK from the beautiful Devon Coastling to the Cumbrian Lake District. We can therefore normally ensure you don't have too far to travel to join us.

Total flexibility guaranteed

With A Trueways Gift Voucher you can Change Course Dates and Locations as many times as you like* You can even change the person who attends the course, we offer total flexibility on our vouchers! (*not witin 28 days of start date). Only Trueways Surival School can offer the unlimited flexibility to change your mind at will. We offer 24/7 bookings management on-line and provide an 0800 Freephone number during office hours for those who prefer not to use the internet so there's no excuse not to get booked in.
And don't worry if you buy the wrong type of course, want to change a 2 day urban for a 2 day woodland, we will be more than happy to change it free of charge* (must be same course length) 

Details of how to book a course using the voucher are included on the voucher, this gift pack is ready to be given to the budding survivalist as the perfect present.

Course Syllabus

What is a map ?
Types if mapping available
Map reading basics
Features displayed
Key symbols and margin information
Use of contours to show relief of land
Map care
Bring mapping up to date

Reading the map
Orienting & Setting the map
Attack points
Aiming off

Route Cards
What are Route cards and how do they work ?
Writing and Filing route cards
Leaving route cards

Grid Systems
Latitude and Longtitude
Universal Transverse Mercator - What is it and how will it help you.
Ordnance Survey

Scale and it's interpretation
Metric and Imperial systems

Types and effective us of a compasses
Degrees and Mils
Determining location
Bearings, Back Bearings and Walking on bearings
Re-section basic and advanced
Aspect of the slope

Reading of contours
Use of contours
Route selection and Cross Graining

How to use GPS correctly
The pitfalls of GPS and choosing a GPS to buy
GPS accuracy and the myths

Sketch maps
Drawing and using sketch maps
Using natural signposts for navigation
Micro navigation

Course Format

Classroom theory with a mix of practical lessons and summative testing.
Practical test of navigation skills
Daytime and nightime practical exercises
Be prepared to walk at least 10 miles in all weather

Kit Provided
Map of area of course and course notes

Kit Notes
Standard Trueways kit list is required for this course, however we do allow Tents and Gas Cookers on this course as we will not be teaching survival skills such as shelter building and fire lighting
Your compass must not be of the bubble type.

Course Equipment, Site Directions and Timings

A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp as well as a torch.

Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.

All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date. Food is provided on all courses. There is no need for you to bring food with you. Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form.

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