Land navigation, part 2

Camp Atterbury, IN -- We learned more about land navigation today. This time, they let us use the military GPS unit (the DAGR.)

Camp Atterbury, IN —
We learned more about land navigation today. This time, they let us use the military GPS unit (the DAGR.)

More land navigation today … this time we got to use a military GPS unit also known as a Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR). Basically, it’s like a handheld GPS unit with a digital compass.

We walked several kilometers through rough terrain looking for markers that corresponded to waypoints we input into our DAGRs. Of course, these points were never simply in a straight line. One marker would be completely 180 degrees away from another. It was a long morning. Working with friends we made it okay, but I’m thinking that I don’t ever want to be in a situation where I don’t know where I am and how to return home.

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