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Learn multiple methods (and all the skills) needed to find your way back home! Course length: 2hrs 50mins

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  • Outstanding!

    Suzann Herrington

    An outstanding basic navigation class based on real life situations. This instructor keeps it simple, points out common mistakes and shows how to avoid them....

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    An outstanding basic navigation class based on real life situations. This instructor keeps it simple, points out common mistakes and shows how to avoid them. Worth it.

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NO MAP NAVIGATION

In this nearly 3-hour Navigation Course, Joel uses his professional navigation training and years of experience in the field to break down NO MAP NAVIGATION into simple and easy to understand steps and methods.

  • Learn the anatomy of and how to use a compass!

  • Learn how to find your way back using the Dead Reckoning Method!

  • Learn how to find your way back using the P.A.U.L.s Method!

  • Learn how to shoot an azimuth!

  • Learn how to set up your Navigation Notebook!

  • Learn how to box around obstacles!

  • Learn how to make and use Ranger Beads!

  • and MORE!

BONUS SKILL

HOW TO MAKE RANGER BEADS

In this course, you'll learn not only how to use Ranger Beads (also called Pace Count Beads) but also how to make them! A set of Pace Count Beads is a manual counting tool used to keep track of distance traveled through a pace count.
BONUS SKILL

Course curriculum

  • 1
    WELCOME
    • Welcome & Introduction
  • 2
    Common Sense & Situational Awareness
    • The Common Sense Factor & Natural Street Signs
    • Getting a Bird's Eye View
  • 3
    Basic Navigation Kit
    • Basic Navigation Kit
  • 4
    COMPASS ANATOMY AND OTHER ESSENTIALS
    • Compass Anatomy
    • Basics: How to Shoot an Azimuth
    • Body Position and Other Considerations
    • Pace Count
    • How to Walk the Line
    • Setting Up Your Notebook
  • 5
    Putting it All Together
    • Dead Reckoning Exercise
  • 6
    The P.A.U.L.s Method
    • The Trek
    • Getting Home on Paper
    • The Straight Line Home
    • Ground Map [ A Second Option ]
    • Dealing with Obstacles [BOXING]
    • What is aiming off?
  • 7
    Closing Thoughts
    • Keeping It Real [ Navigation Is Work ]
    • THANK YOU!!! Where to go from here (great resources)
  • 8
    BONUS!
    • Make Your Own Ranger Beads

Meet Your Instructor

  • Joel Graves

    Survival Instructor, FL

    Joel Graves

    Joel is the Co-Founder & Owner of American Survival Co., a Certified Survival Instructor, & Former Special Warfare EOD on Seal Team 2. Having completed 355 missions as a Naval Special Warfare Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician on Seal Teams 2 & 4, Joel leverages his tactical and combat experience to prepare civilians, military personnel and organizations for international and domestic threats. Following his retirement from special forces, Joel spent six months in a long-term survival program where he slept in the field for 5 months, living off the land, and honing his survival and bushcraft skills. In addition to teaching bushcraft and survival courses, Joel has shared his experience behind the scenes for multiple television networks including DisneyPlus, Discovery Channel's NAKED and AFRAID, and BREAKING DAD. He also put up fierce competition in Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off and truly has a great love for teaching people of all ages the skills they need to survive!