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L.L.Bean – Introduction to Map & Compass-Skills Course

June 10, 2020 @ 12:00 am

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One event on June 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

A great course for individuals new to navigating with a compass. Our map and compass course will introduce you to the techniques and tools essential for wilderness navigation.

You’ll start with a detailed look at the components of a USGS topographical map. Our experts will explain the importance of contour, terrain, how to read a map legend, and how to access maps that are best for your outdoor activity.

During this course, students will also learn the components of a handheld compass, how to use and trust the compass, plus how to obtain and follow a bearing from map to compass and compass to map. Additionally, your instructor will discuss declination (magnetic north vs. true north) and its importance in navigating with a map and compass.

This four-hour course is just what you need to confidently navigate through the outdoors.

Prerequisite: None
Activity level: Easy
Minimum age: 10 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
Questions? Please call 1-888-552-326

This is a hands-on skills-based course; please come prepared to participate indoors and out. $49.95 per person.

All necessary navigation aids (map and compass) are provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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