Land Navigation

 There is one sure way to end up in a survival situation, it's getting lost in the wilderness.

 

Our Land Navigation training will give you with a working knowledge of land navigation skills that will provide you with the freedom and confidence to travel the wilderness whether on- or off-trail.

Our Land Navigation program of training is designed as a series of progressive courses as follows:

  • Level 1 - Knowledge & Skills (Map, Compass, GPS)

  • Level 2 - Navigational Aids & Techniques

  • Level 3 - Advanced (Natural & Night) Navigation

Land Navigation - Level 1

 

Level 1 instills the foundation of knowledge necessary for Land Navigation. We will learn how to read and interpret Canadian Topographic Maps, effectively use a compass, and access the Global Positioning System (GPS) for verification and back-up of our skills.

 

Day 1 will focus on the theoretical training of map & compass as well as practical demonstrations and activity, finishing with a short exercise to prepare for day 2.

Day 2 will spend a short time learning to use a GPS Receiver, however most of the day will be spent out in the woods practicing and honing our navigational skills.

Syllabus (includes but not limited to)

  • Importance of Map care and maintenance

  • Reading and Interpreting a Map

  • Plotting a position on a Map (Lat./Long., UTM, MGRS)

  • Compass Theory

  • Sighting and Setting Bearings

  • Law of Parallax and Lateral Drift

  • Declination

  • Plotting a route on a map

  • Measuring distance both on the map and on the ground

  • Use of a GPS Receiver to aid traditional navigational skills

Maximum Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:6

Land Navigation - Level 1 (LN 1)

Prerequisites: None

Duration: 2 full days

Cost: $300 + tax

Land Navigation - Level 2

Level 2 builds on the foundation of skills learned in Level 1 with additional techniques and their practical application to enhance one's ability to navigate across an unknown landscape.

Day 1:

Instructors will  jump straight into plotting a route on a map before heading into the bush for evaluation of skills - we aim to challenge you! The day will finish in the classroom discussing navigational techniques.

Day 2:

The instructor will review and will conclude any learning and discussion from Day 1, then head straight into the bush for a day of practicing navigational techniques.

Syllabus (includes, but not limited to)

  • Types of Navigation

  • Terrain Association

  • Obstacle Maneuvering

  • Triangulation Baselines & More!

  • Route-planning

 

Note: it is expected that you already know all the skills from Level 1, although the instructors will provide assistance there will be no review session.

Maximum Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:6

Land Navigation - Level 2 (LN2)

Prerequisites: LandNav1 recommended (there will be no review of foundational knowledge)

Duration:  2 full days

Cost: $300 + tax

 Land Navigation - Level 3

 

Level 3 takes all the skills previously learned and puts them to the test on a 5-day trip into the wilderness.

 

In addition,  instructors will add some additional topics will be covered as listed below.

Syllabus (includes, but not limited to)

  • In-field route selection

  • Safe overland travel

  • Natural Navigation

  • Night Navigation

 

Maximum Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:4

Land Navigation - Level 3

Prerequisites:     Land Nav 2 required (or equivalent skills)

Prerequisites:     Wilderness Safety & Survival - General Knowledge required (Wilderness Safety & Solo Survival recommended)

Prerequisites:     Standard First Aid required (Wilderness/ Remote First Aid recommended)

Duration:             5-day wilderness trip, plus preparation ahead of time

Cost: due to the nature of this course, each trip is different and tailored to the abilities and interests of the participants.

Cost: $800+tax

  

OPENING HOURS

 

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

We are always monitoring our email!

 

ADDRESS

 

181 Power Rd. Shannonville ON K0K 3A0

info@FACTplus.ca

Mobile Tel: 343-263-9900

Office:        343-326-2631

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