Think of this book as Sudoku for navigators. Each volume contains 12
navigation challenges that can be completed without leaving home but
will test your skills at plotting and taking compass bearings, plotting
and taking UTM's as well as reading terrain from contour
lines. The challenges will enhance the users understanding of
map symbols and features while they complete a virtual adventure race.
The book comes with complete instructions, 12 USGS map sections, 132
challenge questions and help with common navigation techniques and
adventure racing terms.
These navigation challenges are set up so as they can be completed from
anywhere in the World. You can complete the challenges from the comfort
of your own home, in your office, while traveling and even on the
plane. All you need is a compass or protractor, 1:24,000 UTM tool or
Basic Roamer AR and a pencil or fine pen.
Each challenge is self-contained and has its own set of instructions.
The individual navigation challenge instructions are like the rules of
travel that you will receive at a race.
These rules of travel must be followed to find the locations of each of
the CP's on the map. Each CP has a question that must be answered
before you can move onto the next location. The answer to
each question should be written in the space provided to prove that you
have found the correct location.
The navigation challenge also contains a significant help section that
will guide you through the most common map and compass navigation
techniques. Topics covered include reading contour lines,
plotting UTM's, taking bearings and keys to the USGS map symbols.
Volume 1 - Covers all basic navigation techniques including bearings,
UTM's and elevation
Volume 2 - More advanced topics including declination, route choice,
triangulation and time distance calculations.
Once you've completed all the challenges you can come back here to
check your answers
The challenges are printed on 100% recycled paper using high quality
printing process and are comb bound for easy use
It is important to understand that these are table top adventures and
not intended to be completed in real life. Many use private land and
some of the routes would be very dangerous in real life. Only try these
challenges as tabletop navigation exercises as preparation for your
real adventures. AR Navigation Supplies, Inc. is not responsible for
any death or injury that occurs trying to follow these adventures in