Land Navigation

Camp Atterbury, IN -- Me learning the finer points of land navigation, with a map, a lensatic compass, and a protractor ... Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

Camp Atterbury, IN —
Me learning the finer points of land navigation, with a map, a lensatic compass, and a protractor … Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

We learned land navigation today. (No, young’uns, that DOESN’T mean that we took out our Garmin GPS units and learned how to input addresses.) We actually learned the old school method … using a map and a compass.

Even though we’ll have electronic GPS units while in the ‘stan, I guess it’s important for us to learn how to navigate without it. (But you can BET I’ll have my GPS unit with me just in case.)

I hadn’t used the lensatic compass in a while (since my Marine Corps days,) but, like riding a bike, it all came back to me once I practiced again.

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