Land Navigation Level I Course: 2-Day

“Terrain is neutral, if understood properly, the terrain will provide opportunity so you may exploit it to your advantage.”

– John Hurth, President of TYR Group 

 

Basic tools used for Map Reading and Land Navigation are the Map, Protractor, Lensatic Compass, Pencil and Paper.
Basic tools used for Map Reading and Land Navigation are the Map, Protractor, Lensatic Compass, Pencil, and Paper.

 

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TYR Group’s Land Navigation training provides hands-on experience and confidence to properly read a map and navigate over land using limited tools.

Overview

TYR Group’s Land Navigation Level I Course is a 2-day hands-on course that provides students who attend with the capability, experience and confidence to properly read a map and navigate over land using nothing more than a map, protractor, and compass. Today, GPS is a great technological tool but what if that technology fails? Furthermore, without a GPS do you know how to make your way? This course provides the essentials to read a map, analyze terrain, and decide on a route using control measures to travel over land while exploiting the terrain to your advantage. Instructors teach and mentor students in a progressive manner that challenges and builds confidence and self-reliance.

Course Summary

  • Map Reading and interpreting the Marginal information on a map
  • Properly interpreting Topographic Symbols
  • Understanding Common Colors used on a map
  • Interpreting Contour intervals
  • Use of a protractor to determine grid coordinates and plot a location
  • Converting Azimuths
  • Determining distance
  • Navigational Equipment and Methods
  • Parts of a compass.
  • Shooting an azimuth.
  • Determining a back azimuth.
  • Establishing a pace count.
  • Interpretation of Terrain features
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Terrain association
  • Route Planning for short or long-range orienteering

And more…

Recommended Packing List

(This is a Basic List. You will be in a field environment for the entire course.)

  • Durable outdoor clothing
  • Broken in and serviceable footwear 
  • Lensatic Compass (mandatory)
  • Pocket knife
  • Watch
  • Flashlight with colored lenses
  • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
  • Assault Pack or Backpack with a 3-liter Hydration System
  • Eye Protection
  • Poncho / Rain Gear
  • Pencil and Pen
  • Paper
  • Gloves
  • Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear
  • Good quality insect repellent with Deet (spring, summer, and fall)
  • Folding Chair (optional)
  • Seasonally appropriate equipment to remain overnight in field conditions.
  • Enough Food and Water for the Entire Time in the Field.

 

***** Due to Department of State ITAR regulations, all Tactical Training is only available to US Citizens and Residents. *****

 

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