Staying Found Part One: I go to the woods to lose my mind… NOT my way!

This event is part of our virtual backpack training series! Join us on August 27th, 2020 at 7:30 PM.

Check out the presentation here!

You will need a Baseplate Compass in hand for this workshop. 

The advent of GPS navigation tools has made easy for us to find our way in just about any terrain. But what happens when your navigation device batteries die, dense fog interferes with its connection, or it gets lost or damaged in the backcountry? This is part one of a two-part workshop to help you polish up on your navigation skills using a map and compass. This first session will focus on the compass itself. There will be a “homework” assignment and an opportunity for you to practice on your own. Next week’s workshop will focus on reading a topo map and using it in conjunction with a compass.

Nancy Ball – Outings Leader, Summit Trek & Travel

Handouts for this training:

Staying Found Part 1 Presentation
Panthertown Map
Backpacking 2020 compass games (homework)


The speakers for this event will be: 

Nancy Ball who has been backpacking and leading trips to destinations around the world since 2005. She recently launched Summit Trek & Travel, planning and leading adventure trips close to home and across the globe.



Barry Randall – Outings Chair




Barry Randall, who has been camping and backpacking for the past 50+ years. He is currently the chairperson for the Miami Group Sierra Club Outings, where we plan and lead a variety of outdoor adventures, including backpacking, for all skill levels.



Don’t forget your homework for next week! Check out these compass games to get extra practice.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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