Gear Tasting 57: Compasses, Navigation and Creating a DOPE Book - ITS Tactical
September 22, 2016Gear Tasting

Gear Tasting 57: Compasses, Navigation and Creating a DOPE Book

Gear Tasting 57: Compasses, Navigation and Creating a DOPE Book

On this episode, Bryan showcases the tools in his navigation storage box, including various compasses, pace count beads and protractors. He also answers some Questions Over Coffee, involving moisture wicking shirts, our podcast and creating a DOPE Book.

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Suunto MC-2 Compass –
Cammenga Compass –
ITS Mini Survival Kit –
Suunto Clipper Compass –
Silva Ranger –
ITS + PDW Expedition Watch Band Compass –
Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS –
EOG 401 Wrist Strap –
ITS Complete Guide to MGRS –
Land Navigation Starter Pack –
Suunto M-9 Wrist Compass –
1MOA Solutions Data Book –
Rifles Only Range Cards –
Rifles Only Slap Data Card –
Kestrel Wind Meter –

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Where is a good place to get the topo maps? The few places online I looked at didn't have great previews and I would like to ensure purchasing the correct one. Thanks in advance...


@WitchDoc Best place is USGS. Digital is free, paper are like $7 per quadrangle. 

Just google "USGS Maps" and the first thing that comes up should be the USGS online store. 

The paper maps are awesome by the way, they're well made and last a long time through serious abuse. You can also get them shrunk down and laminated but that will be difficult to shoot bearings off of. Personally I fold them up and put them in a sandwich bag. They last for years of actual use that way. 

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