- Orient your map – ESSENTIAL SKILL
- Fold and thumb – ESSENTIAL SKILL
- C.A.R – intermediate skill
- First Compass Lesson
- Taking a Safety Bearing with a compass
- How to use SPORTident electronic timing
- Reference Guides including Control Descriptions, Legends etc. courtesy of the Canadian O-Store
Orient your map
Turn your map so that it matches the terrain. Illustration
Fold and thumb
Fold your (oriented) map parallel with the direction of travel, about 4-5 cm away. Move your thumb to where you have gotten to . Keep moving your thumb as you reach each other known place. This way, you can look around you and then instantly return to your place on the map. Illustration
|C.A.R This stands for Control, Attack point, Route.
First, identify the control you are going to (eg knoll, control code #324)
Then find an attack point. This is a larger, easier to find feature fairly close to the control – perhaps a spur or a large depression.
Then decide on your route to the attack point – in a straight line? a longer route using some trails?
Once you have found the attack point it should be easy to find the control.
work in progress – more to come.