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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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Resources

Suunto MC-2 Compass – http://itstac.tc/2dlb9I7
Cammenga Compass – http://amzn.to/2cVv6VU
ITS Mini Survival Kit – http://itstac.tc/1Wj0N9r
Suunto Clipper Compass – http://itstac.tc/1EP2o4r
Silva Ranger – http://amzn.to/1Xryxq8
ITS + PDW Expedition Watch Band Compass – http://itstac.tc/2deI9G5
Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS – http://amzn.to/2crQHIi
EOG 401 Wrist Strap – http://bit.ly/20aw7fA
ITS Complete Guide to MGRS – http://itstac.tc/2crQ6Gq
Land Navigation Starter Pack – http://itstac.tc/1qY3WTr
Suunto M-9 Wrist Compass – http://itstac.tc/2cpqKV0
1MOA Solutions Data Book – http://bit.ly/1OGsTww
Rifles Only Range Cards – http://bit.ly/2cGRFwn
Rifles Only Slap Data Card – http://bit.ly/2ddvfmZ
Kestrel Wind Meter – http://amzn.to/2cVvBzg

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Discussion

2 comments
WitchDoc
WitchDoc

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...

Strych9
Strych9

@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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