Ultimate Land Navigation Guide

Recently I attended a land navigation class put on by Central War Gaming and this prompted me to see what the internet provides for those interested in improving their land navigation skills. The directory which follows is by no means an substitute for taking classes or regularly practicing these skills but it can provide a good base of information for someone looking to expand their knowledge.

Intro

Land Navigation Intro

Navigational Mindset

National Wildfire Coordinating Group: Basic Land Nav

Maps

Map Scales

UTM, MGRS and the National Grid

UTM,MGRS and Larger Map Scales

Locating on Map to MGRS Grid Reference

Locating Your Position in MGRS

Google Maps with MGMRS Grid and Coordinates

Lat/Long to MGRS Conversion Software

Understanding Declination

Compasses

Basic Use of the Magnetic Compass

Lensatic Compass and Map Use

Using the USGI Lensatic Compass Part 1

Using the USGI Lensatic Compass Part 2

Introduction to Baseplate Compasses Part 1

Introduction to Baseplate Compasses Part 2

Buying a Compass for Land Navigation

Primary Compass Purchasing Guide

Back up Compass Purchasing Guide

Brunton Field Compass Guide

Protractor

Protractor Use

Pace Count

Establishing Pace Count

GPS

GPS For the Light Infantry Leader

GPS and Land Navigation Part 1

GPS and Land Navigation Part 2

GPS and Land Navigation Part 3

GPS and Land Navigation Part 4

Night Navigation

Night Navigation B283376

SFAS Night Navigation Course

Putting it all Together

Land Navigation Part 1: Basic Land Nav

Land Navigation Part 2: Intermediate Land Nav

Land Navigation Part 3: Advanced Land Nav

Land Navigation Part 4: Advanced Land Nav

 

Please keep in mind, like I’ve said – these resources are NO REPLACEMENT for getting good hands on training and continually practicing these skills to stay sharp. Know of another good reference? Drops us a line, we’d love to improve this article.