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Posted: 3/15/2022 10:49:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Notcalifornialegal]
This will be an introduction to navigating with a compass, protractor and map.  This was a significant portion of the Warfighter Challenge, and the goal is to get individuals comfortable with navigating using only a compass and protractor.

There will be a refresher and basic introduction beforehand.

Location and Time
Saturday April 30th Starting at 14:00.

Google Maps coordinates 39.3669785, -105.2461592

Required Equipment
-Lensatic or orienting style compass
-1:25 Map Protractor
-Map Pens
-Map Will be provided

Highly recommend studying beforehand, and below are the resources I used prior to the WFC.

https://www.maptools.com/tutorials/mgrs/quick_guide

https://randallsadventure.com/sites/default/files/rat-sar-land-nav.pdf

Now if you show up totally green and don’t know how to read coordinates or find points on a map can you still succeed?

Maybe, but it’ll be easier if you have a basic understanding of the concepts.

If you would like to attend please RSVP beforehand so we can have a map for you.
Email ([email protected]) ([email protected]) IM myself or Dirty8404 or responding to this thread will suffice.

Let me know if you would like to attend or have any questions.

Link Posted: 3/17/2022 11:07:40 AM EDT
[#1]
Will there be any night points?
How long will the longest leg be?
Ruck/rifle or Hollywood?
Link Posted: 3/17/2022 11:19:37 AM EDT
[#2]
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Originally Posted By battlemidget:
Will there be any night points?
How long will the longest leg be?
Ruck/rifle or Hollywood?
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No night points.

Longest leg, and I'm probably exaggerating it will be half a mile between points.

When I set up the course and stayed with the other folks while they found their points I hiked 18 miles in one day.

I'd plan for 1/3 of that at the very worst.

No rifles at this one, it's a pretty (comparatively) populated area.

Beyond that there is no planned ruck, BUT if you would like to for your hike count I'm 100% certain we can make it happen, just have a 45 lb pack.
Link Posted: 3/24/2022 12:33:02 PM EDT
[#3]
Starts at 1400 and goes until? If I were to drive over, just trying to plan. Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/24/2022 12:42:17 PM EDT
[#4]
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Originally Posted By adversor:
Starts at 1400 and goes until? If I were to drive over, just trying to plan. Thanks.
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Yep come and go as you please.

Dirty8404 may have done his a bit quicker but I think we were all finished by 1800.

I camped out for two nights and left Sunday morning.
Link Posted: 4/29/2022 8:13:38 AM EDT
[#5]
Just a little over 30 hours to go!  We will have extra maps, protactors and points set if you'd like to attend but haven't RSVP'd.

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