Ep 41: Tools for Backcountry Navigation, with Mike Raether

Mike Raether, who first appeared back on episode 22 to talk about using pack goats for backcountry fly fishing, is back again. This time, we’re talking backcountry navigation. Of course, it’s not really possible to actually learn how to navigate with a map and compass over an hour-long audio podcast, so this episode is more about the pros and cons of digital and paper maps, when you might use each one, where to find good topo maps, helpful tools to pair with a map, and some tips and tricks to be more confident while trying to find your way around.

Resources Mike mentions:

Be Expert with Map and Compass by Bjorn Kjellstrom

USGS.gov

natgeomaps.com

caltopo.com

brunton.com

silva-usa.com

suunto.com

geocaching.com

garmin.com

ihikegps.com

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Email
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Email

Leave a Reply