Basic and Primitive Navigation

Covering everything from what to include in a survival kit and improvised tracking techniques to signaling for rescue and building shelter, this collection is ideal for outdoor adventurers of any skill level and provides indispensable ...

Author: Dave Canterbury

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 1583557121

Category: Nature

Page: 11

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Well-known outdoor expert Dave Canterbury offers basic techniques and essential information for primitive wilderness survival in this new heavy-duty pocket guide series from Waterford Press. Perfect for throwing into an overnight pack or brushing up on skills before an expedition, these waterproof, rip-proof guides can be used on their own or in conjunction with one another, similar to the method used in Canterbury's unprecedented Pathfinder System. Covering everything from what to include in a survival kit and improvised tracking techniques to signaling for rescue and building shelter, this collection is ideal for outdoor adventurers of any skill level and provides indispensable wilderness information for all situations. Simple techniques for staying found as well as how to navigate once lost or confronted with unexpected circumstances in a strange location are covered in this essential guide. From easy-to-understand primitive navigation methods and basic compass use to traveling by simple bearings and navigating around obstacles, this reference is a crucial source for anyone traversing in unfamiliar territory.

The Trail Hound s Handbook

oUtdoor navIgatIon wIth gps For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the ... $17.95 know for outdoor GPS use, including basic map-and-compass skills and primitive navigation techniques that ...

Author: Ellen Eastwood

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977041

Category: Pets

Page: 80

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The Trail Hound's Handbook aims to turn children on to nature and hiking by introducing them to the highly skilled, naturally enthusiastic trail guide that is the family dog. The book reinvents the hiking guidebook as a pet-focused, outdoor activity guide for children and their families. With a lighthearted voice and a slew of fun facts, the format provides immediate pay-off to the curious hiking novice and dog-loving kid, as well as valuable, common-sense skills to support a lifetime of outdoor adventure. The book's companion website, invites young trail hounds to share their own dog-powered adventures with the world. Like the book, the website aims to keep the topic fun and dynamic, offering select news, and useful resource links, as well as fun, related videos and activities.

Basic Airman to General The Secret War Other Conflicts

When I left Williams AFB, it occurred to me that every base that I was assigned to for pilot training had been shut down by ... The F-86F was equipped with a very crude, if not primitive, navigation system called a “bird dog” receiver ...

Author: General ''Pete'' Piotrowski

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493161867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 716

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This book covers the remarkable success of a first-generation Polish kid who, at the age of eighteen, enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was one of less than a handful of basic airmen who rose to the rank of four-star general. More importantly, it covers the reincarnation of WW II Air Commandos under the code name of Jungle Jim, as well as US combat air operations from 1961 through 1967 flying obsolete B-26s and the newest jet fighter, the F-4D. Then airman Piotrowski qualified for aviation cadet training and earned his first wings as a navigator and electronic warfare officer (EWO). Following assignments in Korea and Japan, he returned to the United States for pilot training ranking number one in his class and qualifying for jet fighters. He was selected for Project Jungle Jim and became a leading air force expert in conventional weapons and tactics. His flying ability, combat experience, and tactical expertise led to his assignment at the Air Force Top Gun School to instruct air force generals headed for Vietnam on conventional weapons and tactics. Following school and staff assignments, he was selected to command the Fortieth Tactical Group, Aviano, Italy. He led the group for three years, receiving a rating as "Best Wing in the USAF." Following Aviano, he was a special assistant to, and troubleshooter for, General Jones, air force chief. Shortly thereafter, he was selected to build the 552nd AWAC equipped with the E-3A aircraft and bring it to combat status. Next, he commanded Air Defense TAC, where he was selected to review the Desert One failure with five other officers. He provided inside information on how the rescue attempt in Iran unraveled. On another special assignment, he was sent to Saudi Arabia as a special advisor to the Saudi chief of the defense staff with the mission to improve Saudi Air Defense. Following that, then major general Piotrowski went to Oman with a diplomatic portfolio to forge an agreement with the Omni government on joint military training of US and Omani forces. Subsequently, he was assigned to the Tactical Air Command as the director of operations and vice commander. Here he grappled with a number of aircraft-related problems and brought the stealth fighter into the operational inventory. Next, he commanded Ninth Air Force with twelve subordinate wings with roughly one thousand fighter aircraft assigned, with responsibilities for air warfare in support of ground forces in the Middle East. On one of his many visits to Sudan, he stopped an invasion from Ethiopia in one day. He was promoted to the rank of general to serve as the vice chief of the air force. Here he revealed how the JCS operates, as well as inside information on the capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers and the punitive raid on Libya. His last assignment was commanding the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM), where he had the opportunity to host and brief senior military members of the Soviet Union and People's Republic of China.

Outdoor Navigation with GPS

You'll learn what to look for in a GPS receiver and how to do basic things like marking and going to waypoints and following ... You will not only learn basic map-and-compass navigation but also more primitive techniques and methods for ...

Author: Stephen W. Hinch

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899976522

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely -- but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo and team games that utilize GPS. Starting with essential definitions and moving on to creating waypoints, and using your GPS with a computer, this succinct book teaches the basics of navigation and outdoor GPS use. Advanced techniques are covered, such as creating custom maps, and new technologies are discussed, including using GPS-enabled mobile phones, and how to use GPS with Google Earth and Google Maps. With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style.

Unusual Perspectives

In fact basic PRAPS are required for such primitive navigation methods as phototaxis. ... And, because replication is often considered to be an essential characteristic of life, a similar case could be made for memory, in the sense that ...

Author: Peter George Kinnon

Publisher: Peter Kinnon

ISBN: 9780958287609

Category: Teleology

Page: 250

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The Navigator

It is this viewsight , combined with little more than a compass and clock , that comprises the basic navigational aids ... Combine this rather " primitivenavigation , cramped cockpit environment and an astronaut - style full pressure ...



ISBN: UCLA:L0052773868



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Object oriented Technology

This navigation model uses as building blocks a navigational map for each type of user . ... We have repeatedly stated that the basic primitives for navigation specification are nodes and links of some navigational space .



ISBN: UOM:39015047938603

Category: Computer software


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License to Parent

... east , and west can be not only useful skills but also lifesaving . They should have a basic awareness of primitive navigation skills , like where the sun rises and sets and how to use the stars to find their 48 LICENSE TO PARENT.

Author: Christina Hillsberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593191125

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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"If Mr. and Mrs. Smith had kids and wrote a parenting book, this is what you'd get: a practical guide for how to utilize key spy tactics to teach kids important life skills--from self-defense to effective communication to conflict resolution." --Working Mother Christina was a single, successful CIA analyst with a burgeoning career in espionage when she met fellow spy, Ryan, a hotshot field operative who turned her world upside down. They fell in love, married, and soon they were raising three children from his first marriage, and later, two more of their own. Christina knew right away that there was something special about the way Ryan was parenting his kids, although she had to admit their obsession with surviving end-of-world scenarios and their ability to do everything from archery to motorcycle riding initially gave her pause. More than that, Ryan's kids were much more security savvy than most adults she knew. She soon realized he was using his CIA training and field experience in his day-to-day child-rearing. And why shouldn't he? The CIA trains its employees to be equipped to deal with just about anything. Shouldn't parents strive to do the same for their kids? As Christina grew into her new role as a stepmom and later gave birth to their two children, she got on board with Ryan's unique parenting style--and even helped shape it using her own experiences at the CIA. Told through honest and relatable parenting anecdotes, Christina shares their distinctive approach to raising confident, security-conscious, resilient children, giving practical takeaways rooted in CIA tradecraft along the way. License to Parent aims to provide parents with the tools necessary to raise savvier, well-rounded kids who have the skills necessary to navigate through life.

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2

Cooperation The basic strategy in cooperative navigation is based on a set of basic cooperative moves, which are used as primitive behaviors for navigation tasks. Such actions can be include in a task-level planner in order to compute ...

Author: Hajime Asama

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431669425

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 441

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Great interest is now focused on distributed autonomous robotic systems (DARS) as a new strategy for the realization of flexible, robust, and intelligent robots. Inspired by autonomous, decentralized, and self-organizing biological systems, the field of DARS encompasses broad interdisciplinary technologies related not only to robotics and computer engineering but also to biology and psychology. The rapidly growing interest in this new area of research was manifest in the first volume of Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, published in 1994. This second volume in the series presents the most recent work by eminent researchers and includes such topics as multirobot control, distributed robotic systems design, self-organizing systems, and sensing and navigation for cooperative robots. Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2 is a valuable source for those whose work involves robotics and will be of great interest to those in the fields of artificial intelligence, self-organizing systems, artificial life, and computer science.