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The Mountaineers Books
The Mountaineers Books
Wilderness GPS: a Step By Step Guide

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Wilderness GPS: a Step By Step Guide
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Thousands have learned compass and map skills with the help of father-and-son team Bob and Mike Burns and their straightforward, simply explained book, Wilderness Navigation. Now they’ve written a book for everyone who has bought a backcountry GPS device and found it inexplicably complicated to use (which includes most of us). Wilderness GPS is an easy-to-use guide to get you navigating the outdoors with your handheld GPS device. Wondering how to choose from the variety of gear and computer programs, or how to use a GPS with your map and compass effectively? Wilderness GPS details this and more.


  • Paperback
  • Simple, focused, and accessible, Wilderness GPS is for anyone using GPS in an outdoor setting
  • From the authors of the bestselling Wilderness Navigation (65,000 copies sold)
  • Includes information on:
  • How to select your GPS gear
  • Getting started and practice routines
  • Different coordinate systems: latitude and longitude vs. Universal transverse Mercator (UTM)
  • Routefinding in wilderness settings, including common scenarios
  • GPS vs. map and compass routefinding
  • Using GPS on water
  • Using your GPS with a home computer or mobile “smart” device

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