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  1. Land Navigation for Ground Team Members Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project

  2. Orienteering Compass

  3. Lensatic Compass

  4. Centerhold Technique

  5. Compass-to-Cheek Technique

  6. Pace Count • The number of paces it takes you to cover 100 meters • Varies depending on a variety of things • Slopes • Weather Conditions or Elements, including visibility • Surfaces • Clothing and Equipment

  7. Pace Count Continued • Determining Pace Count • Walk a MEASURED 100 meter course and record your pace count • Walk the Return of that 100 meter course and record your pace count • Add the two together, and divide the sum by two to get your average pace count on that terrain Work the Math 1st Leg 121 Return Leg 119 Sum 240 / 2 Average Pace 100 Meters 120

  8. Pace Count Continued • Calculating a distance to travel is simply a matter of basic math • For example, to walk 250 meters using the previous pace count of 120 paces takes 300 paces 120 paces (100 meters) 120 paces (100 meters) + 60 paces (50 meters is 1/2 of 100 meters) 300 paces (250 meters)

  9. Pace Count Continued • Keep track of the paces you have walked in the field. It is too easy to forget and be off course. Try using some of the following. For every 100 meters try • Move a bead on your pace counter • Place a mark in a notebook • Tie a knot in a string • Put a pebble in your pocket

  10. Navigating Past An Obstacle • Basically makes a box around the obstacle • Accuracy counts, especially around larger obstacles • A graphical presentation is made of this on the next slide

  11. Land Navigation Tasks for Ground Team Members • O-0201: Use a Compass • O-0202: Measure Distance with Pace Count • O-0203: Navigate Past an Obstacle