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AMC Map and Compass Course

Joe Comuzzi and I taught the AMC’s Map and Compass Course again last weekend at Harvard Cabin in Pinkham Notch, a 2-day class which combines a morning of instruction with two hikes to practice off-trail compass and navigation skills. The instruction includes some lecture time and individual and group problem solving, before we head outside and […]

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Clever Hiker

20 Essential Backpacking and Hiking Videos (and they’re FREE)

Watch 7 Principles of Leave No Trace Backpacking by CleverHiker Dave Collins, The Clever Hiker is back with a fantastic video series sponsored by gear manufacturers Gossamer Gear, Sawyer, Zpacks.com. Dave’s given me early access to these videos and they are really worth watching. I think they’re incredibly well done and that day hikers and […]

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Learning How to Navigate with a Compass

Advanced Notice: Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use a compass for off-trail navigation, I’ll be co-teaching an Appalachian Mountain Club Compass Navigation course on Friday September, 25, 2014 – Sunday, September 28, 2014, with Grid-finisher Joe Comuzzi, who’s been teaching this class for some 30 years, and taught me. The class will be held […]

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Andrew Skurka teaches compass navigation and map reading basics

Backpacking in the White Mountains with Andrew Skurka

If you want to learn how to backpack but want to pick up the skills required quickly without spending a few years doing it, taking a Backpacking Fundamentals Class with Andrew Skurka is the way to go. This is a hands-on course that Andrew teaches in multiple locations each year across the United States. I […]

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