After I started a thread on compasses I found some of you didn't know how to use a map and compass well here you go
US Marine Corps course – Land Navigation
SCRS 1201 It's in pdf format so you'll need acrobat reader to view but this is right from the Marine Corps University Sergeants Course
handbook... enjoy and happy orienteering...
Let me know if the link stops working... to post it I had to use a free hosting site... if you want them I have other FMF manuals I can post too
Depends on his MOS I was one of those pesky trainers out at Lejeune So I have most things from the NCO training courses...
I was given the green light to upload a bunch of them to the media portal so I'll be making a special folder for FMF and Army manuals...plus anything
else I can get my hands on... Once it's uploaded I'll post the link so you and your boy can go through the list and pick up what will help him in
Great post really important to know how to navigate. it is something that everyone overlooks with the use of gps. but if something happens and gps is
not working it will come in handy. (if you have a compass on you)
Lol I hated doing the night land nav in the Marines. There is always a small few that will walk off a small sandy cliff. The guy that was in front of
me did. And I was being lazy and just following him. Good thing he yelled or I would have fallen also.
I was a Krulak Marine anyway so by the time I got to fleet , we had pluggers and some guys had their own GPS. Being the POG that I Was , If I ever had
to actually REMEMBER what I learned in Land Nav and use it in the field , I would have been in a world of hurt.
LOL, I was one of those that if we did any land nav in the fleet I brought my cheap Garmin GPS...I dont' care what anyone says a GPS is more accurate
than you will probably ever be! I'm pretty sure when I didn't have a GPS I missed one or two of those darn red or green boxes...
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